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...