George R. Tyler

George R. Tyler is an economist and the author of "What Went Wrong" and "Billionaire Democracy: The Hijacking of the American Political System." Follow him @georgertyler

Mismanaging the US Economy: How Trump Defeats Himself

The prospects for a solid U.S. recovery are dim. Trump and the Republicans’ economic choices have made matters worse.

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US: A Country Rooted in Unfairness

The COVID 19 pandemic is highlighting U.S. shareholder capitalism’s gross inequities.

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How Will Disgruntled Sanders Supporters Vote in 2020?

Joe Biden can only hope that Sanders voters will opt differently in 2020 than they did in 2016 — when Hillary Clinton headed up the Democratic ticket.

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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.

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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.

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Yes, Australia Can Abandon Coal

Experts have concluded that Australia offers an ideal setting for replacing fossil fuels with renewables in electricity generation.

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Sea Levels: Three Feet Higher This Century

Limiting sea level increases to feet rather than tens of feet requires utility-scale carbon capture.

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The Climate Record You Should Know

The history of dramatic global warming is being repeated.

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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.

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US Campaign Finance: Reining In America’s Oligarchs

Why can’t the U.S. follow the example of other, truly democratic nations in limiting the influence that very rich people can have on elections?

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