The Superiority of Codetermination

The United States should learn from the better performance of European companies which have worker representation on boards. In comparison with the United States, the economies of northern Europe do a superior job of fulfilling Adam Smith’s hopes for capitalism as a...

How to Establish More Balance in the Top-Heavy US Economy?

The U.S. model of shareholder capitalism only benefits the top 10% of society. Northern Europe’s codetermination model expands economic opportunity. For all the decades-long effort to hype Anglo-American shareholder capitalism, one fact of life should have become...

The Codetermination Difference

by George Tyler on January 10, 2019 on American Prospect ​Democratic senators are embracing the idea of putting employee representatives on corporate boards—which could bolster not just worker power and income but American democracy as well. Nearly one-third of Senate...

What European Democracies Can Teach America

by George Tyler on 22 June 2018 on Social Europe Journal ​ Amid authoritarian and illiberal forces buffeting social democracies, it is helpful to renew appreciation for their political architectures, especially the central role developed over a century and a half for...

Codetermination

Overview. Widening income disparities highlight the similarities of today’s economy with the Gilded Age at the turn of the twentieth century.  That era was remediated in part by adopting innovative public policies from other democracies such as minimum wages and...

Fake News And The Fairness Doctrine

by George Tyler on 23 May 2018 on Social Europe Journal Fake news in America’s public square is a failure of its information marketplace. Remediation should occur through enhanced marketplace competition, not government censorship. I have argued that the quality of...

Op-Ed: Social Media Platforms Should Tell The Truth

by George Tyler on 26 March 2018 on Social Europe Journal The high quality democracies of northern Europe are an unnatural construct, history teaching us that the universal default setting of human society is authoritarianism. There are many key elements in crafting...

Op-Ed: US Campaign Finance: Reining In America’s Oligarchs

By George R. Tyler, February 8, 2018 on The Globalist Why can’t the U.S. follow the example of other, truly democratic nations in limiting the influence that very rich people can have on elections? The U.S. election system is a stark outlier among wealthy democracies....

Op-Ed: What America can learn from Europe about income inequality

by George R. Tyler March 18, 2014 12:15PM (UTC) on Salon Our GDP growth is currently outpacing Europe’s, but their future still looks brighter. Here’s why. This article originally appeared on The Globalist. The fact that GDP growth in the United States currently...