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George R. Tyler

Economist and Author, “What Went Wrong”

Economist George R. Tyler was appointed U.S. deputy assistant treasury secretary by President Bill Clinton in 1993. He subsequently served at the World Bank, as CEO of his own real estate investment firm and was a founder of a multi-million dollar Swiss medical R&D nonprofit.

Mr. Tyler is the author of “What Went Wrong,” a book that seeks to determine why families in other rich democracies have continued living the American Dream that is now lost to many U.S. families. His latest book is “Billionaire Democracy: The Hijacking of the American Political System.”

Mr. Tyler attended the University of Colorado and the Ph.D program in economics at the University of Virginia.

More information is available at his website.

Articles by George R. Tyler

Mr. Biden: Opt for D.C. Statehood Now

How to Make Washington, D.C. the 51st U.S. State.

January 29, 2021

Rewarding Sacrifice, Valor and Patriotism: Statehood for Puerto Rico

In many ways, the case for Puerto Rican statehood is equally compelling as that for Washington, D.C.

January 29, 2021

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.

June 22, 2020

US: A Country Rooted in Unfairness

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

May 18, 2020

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.

April 10, 2020

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.

March 2, 2020

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.

March 2, 2020

Yes, Australia Can Abandon Coal

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

January 27, 2020

Sea Levels: Three Feet Higher This Century

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

December 17, 2019

The Climate Record You Should Know

The history of dramatic global warming is being repeated.

December 16, 2019

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.

January 21, 2019

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?

February 8, 2018

How to Defeat Trump in the American Heartland

Hillary Clinton needs to become an advocate of German-style codetermination in order to break with the Obama legacy of stagnant wages.

July 27, 2016

Americans Need Better Pay Before Longer Hours

What Jeb Bush and Scott Walker get wrong about U.S. workers with their war on wages.

July 15, 2015

Hillary’s Fidelity to Reaganomics

For all the current public disdain on Europe, Americans would do well to look at its economic model.

July 13, 2015

Can the United States Close the International Wage Gap?

A generational effort is required to restore growth in U.S. wages.

March 5, 2015

U.S. Household Wealth: A Lost Generation

The wealth of U.S. households has fallen to its lowest level in half a century.

April 24, 2014

Want to Fix Income Inequality? Relink Wages to Productivity

Can policymakers lessen inequality without harming innovation, investment and productivity growth?

April 24, 2014

America’s Manufacturing Renaissance?

Despite all the hype, few manufacturing jobs have returned to the United States so far.

April 20, 2014

What Misfiring America Can Learn From Europe

U.S. income inequality is a direct result of the U.S. top-heavy corporate model and short-termism.

March 13, 2014

Attacking the New Normal of Secular Stagnation

Why the United States must boost its minimum wage.

January 2, 2014