Die Zeit: “Apple and Donald Trump: two sides of a very strange coin”

By Steven Hill, Die Zeit, October 5, 2016

(published in German, here is the link to the German version)

Many people from across the political spectrum are shaking their heads over the recent Apple tax scandal. But it is only the latest example of the corporate malfeasance and misconduct that...

CNBC’s Squawk Box: Red flag on gig economy gyp (video)

Interview by Andrew Ross Sorkin, CNBC, October 4, 2016

Author Steven Hill is interviewed by host Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC’s Squawk Box. Here’s the link to the broadcast.…

Q&A with Wash Post: “Is Uber the next big thing that goes kaput? This guy thinks so”

Washington Post, September 26

Interview by Fredrick Kunkle

Steven Hill thinks Uber has shaken up the taxi industry — or Big Taxi, as Hill calls it – in a way that’s been beneficial to many consumers.

And that’s about the nicest thing Hill has to say about the San Francisco-based ride-sharing...

Friedrich Ebert Foundation policy paper: “The California Challenge: How (not) to regulate disruptive business models”

By Steven Hill, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, September 15, 2016

Policy paper written by Steven Hill for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Germany


Executive Summary

„„* The latest trend from Silicon Valley is known as the »sharing economy,« sometimes referred to as the »gig economy,« »on-demand,« »peer-to-peer« or »collaborative consumption« economy.…

Stern (Germany) Interview on Airbnb: “The idea behind it is good, but…”

Interview by Steffen Gassel, Stern, September 1, 2016

This interview with author Steven Hill is published in German, “Die idee dahinter ist gut, aber…” (PDF version). The interview appeared in Stern, the second most popular publication in Germany (750,000 circulation)…

Can Workers Get a Fair Deal in the Gig Economy?

By Steven Hill, Yes! Magazine, August 23, 2016

The whole sector won’t enjoy broader success until its companies learn how to combine flexible work with better treatment

More and more businesses are exploiting what is known as the “1099 worker loophole”—hiring workers as “independent contractors” instead of as regularly employed workers.…

LA Times: We should expand Social Security. Here’s how.

By Steven Hill, Los Angeles Times, July 11, 2016

The U.S. has entered an anxious era in which fewer workers have a single employer or a regular workplace. Instead they have various employers and multiple part-time jobs and “gigs,” with these businesses not required to provide healthcare, make Social...

NY Daily News: How Monica Lewinsky saved Social Security

by Steven Hill, New York Daily News, July 11, 2106

The ever-popular Social Security has had a number of saviors and destroyers over the years, but none of them more infamous than Monica Lewinsky. Eighteen years ago this month, special prosecutor Kenneth Starr was turning the screws on President Bill...

Memo to Hillary Clinton: How to DOUBLE Social Security

by Steven Hill, BillMoyers.com, July 8, 2016

Here’s a plan to secure retirement for all Americans — without spending any more government money.

Recently President Barack Obama announced his support for expanding Social Security for our nation’s retirees. That is welcome news because Obama and other Democrats like...

Defending a Sacred Trust: The High Stakes for the Future of Social Security

Interview with author Steven Hill, Truthout, June 29, 2016

Social Security is one of the most important and popular government programs of all time. Not only has it been crucial as a foundation for US retirees and as the most effective anti-poverty program ever — it also has been...