Op-Ed: American Democracy Sold To The Highest Bidder

by George Tyler on 30 January 2018 Social Europe Journal Aristotle measured the quality of democracy by the extent to which politics constrains the economically powerful, allowing the preferences of the landless to be reflected in public policy. According to a new...

Why We Need A Cultural Revolution in American Capitalism

Social Europe Journal by George Tyler on 10 August 2015 Corporations are at the center of market fundamentalist capitalism practiced in the UK and US. Yet, in contrast to northern Europe, they are only weakly embedded in their communities, insufficiently attuned to...

A Democratic Doctrine for the Ages: Link Wages to Productivity Growth

MEMORANDUM TO PRESIDENT OBAMA, SECRETARY CLINTON AND OTHER 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS SUBJECT: Seize the Future by Linking Wages to Productivity Growth RECOMMENDATION: The Democrats should adopt a new national economic doctrine that American enterprises link wages to...

Tyler in The Globalist: Can the U.S. Close its International Wage Gap ?

A generational effort is required to restore growth in U.S. wages. Despite the sincerity of their sentiments, Democrats will fall flat in efforts to provide a structural solution to wage stagnation in the United States until they undertake a generation-long effort at...

President Obama’s Legacy Hinges on Reframing the Wage Debate

Stagnant wages have robbed the American middle class of opportunity. Since 1979, wages have barely kept up with inflation and for tens of millions of relatively unskilled Americans, earnings have actually declined. This wage compression is why fewer Americans now...

President Obama Is Emulating Buchanan Instead Of Lincoln

Obama is Leaving Economic Inequality for his Successors to Fix President Obama is emulating former President James Buchanan. His economic agenda is to kick the can down the road, leaving his successors an America of widening economic inequality without prospect of...