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...

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

This article first appeared in The Globalist. 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...

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...