US: A Country Rooted in Unfairness

This article first appeared in The Globalist. The COVID 19 pandemic is highlighting U.S. shareholder capitalism’s gross inequities. The COVID 19 pandemic is revealing the stark contrast in how working men and women are being treated in the United States and Germany....

After Super Tuesday: Democrats Heeding Lessons of 2018

Democrats must mobilize the party base, while focusing on adding cross-over anti-Trump rural and suburban independents and moderate Republicans. The Democrats’ lessons from the 2018 mid-term elections is clear. Moderate candidates won and progressive candidates lost....

The Origins of the US Electoral College

In 1787, the U.S. popular vote was made merely advisory. The actual choice was left to elites who comprise the Electoral College. America was the first republic to dramatically expand the franchise beyond elites. In doing so, 18th century founders had two specific...

A European Union climate agenda for COP26

The EU should bring a new climate agenda to Glasgow—including a roadmap for emerging nations to embrace a future beyond fossil fuels. European Union members have adopted carbon taxes, averaging about €25 per tonne, which have rendered an estimated 80 per cent of...

Yes, Australia Can Abandon Coal

This article first appeared on The Globalist. Experts have concluded that Australia offers an ideal setting for replacing fossil fuels with renewables in electricity generation. In case the message hasn’t yet sunk in, let me posit it loudly and clearly atop this...

Sea Levels: Three Feet Higher This Century

This article first appeared on The Globalist. Limiting sea level increases to feet rather than tens of feet requires utility-scale carbon capture. Global average temperatures have already risen by 1-1.2C since the pre-industry era (PIE) and continue to escalate,...

The Climate Record You Should Know

This article first appeared on The Globalist. The history of dramatic global warming is being repeated. Timorous leaders of the three largest greenhouse gas emitters — China, India and the United States — will be held accountable by history for Earth’s great coastal...

Unpacking supreme courts to restore checks and balances

This article first appeared on Social Europe. Democracy is threatened by politicisation of constitutional courts. Unorthodox tactics are required to restore their role. The election of authoritarians in Hungary, Poland and Turkey in recent times has been followed by a...

The Superiority of Codetermination

This article first appeared at Social Europe. 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...