Theresa May Has Created An Opening For Clinton to Discuss Codetermination

Published in Social Europe Journal   Three of the most powerful democracies may soon be led by women, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton perhaps joining German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May. May is casting herself in the mold of Merkel on economic issues and therein lies a powerful lesson for candidate Clinton. May confronts…

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OP ED: Why US Democrats Must Derail Republican Party Nationalist Populism With Economic Populism

by George Tyler on 15 February 2016 Social Europe Journal George Tyler The Republican presidential aspirant nominated at this summer’s convention is likely to become that party’s nominee in part by invoking jingoist and xenophobic themes drawn from the playbooks of eastern European authoritarians. Miloš Zeman, the Czech President asserts, for example, “I do not want Islam in the Czech Republic.”…

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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 the aspirations and needs of the wider stakeholder community. Rather than government diktats, the solution is cultural changes…

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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 productivity growth, just as their competitors do in Australia and across northern Europe. DISCUSSION:    As exemplified by their lawmakers’ positions on issues like raising the…

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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 educating voters. That effort should be framed around closing the international wage gap – i.e., the growing disparity…

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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 believe they are middle class; remarkably, the share of Americans who self-identify as below-middle class has risen 60 percent since…

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Tyler in Social Europe Journal: Quarterly Capitalism Stifles Investment and Wages

Weak American investment and weak wages are the consequence of weak corporate governance, with solutions to be found in Australia and northern Europe. Here are the facts: First, real U.S. wages have gone flat since 1980 despite continued productivity gains, while in Australia and northern Europe they’ve mostly kept pace with productivity. Today, wages and comprehensive employer costs for labor…

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Tyler in Salon: European lessons for the U.S. to Minimize Income Inequality

From Salon Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 08:15 AM EDT George R. Tyler What America can learn from Europe about income inequality 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 outpaces European growth by a large…

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The Best News Democrats Will Hear This Summer: Evidence Confirms That Open Primaries Dilute Tea Party Extremism

Experimenting with Fully Open Primaries Since 2010, conservative Republicans have gridlocked government, creating the most toxic political environment since the antebellum era. Critical to that tactic has been pay-to-play, enabling staunchly conservative donors to empower party activists including tea partiers holding views outside the mainstream. These activists fight well above their weight because they unduly influence party primaries, selecting candidates…

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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 remediation. The Obama Presidency is facing the most toxic, polarized environment since the antebellum era. Yet, legislative gridlock is…

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