Steven Hill and NY Times’ Eduardo Porter in Conversation: The Uber Economy

Graduate Center at CUNY, November 19

Steven Hill, author of Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, joins New York Times columnist Eduardo Porter for a timely discussion. Introduced by Janet Gornick, director of the Luxembourg Income Study Center.…

KQED Forum: Steven Hill On Why the ‘Uber Economy’ is Bad For Workers

KQED Forum with Michael Krasny, November 19, 2015

In his new book “Raw Deal”, author Steven Hill takes on Airbnb, as well as Uber, Lyft and TaskRabbit, arguing for greater regulations on their operations and safety-net protections for workers. Listen to the interview on NPR-affiliate KQED in San Francisco.…

Q&A with Wall Street Journal: Airbnb, Uber, and Is the Gig Economy Tearing Apart Our Cities

Wall Street Journal, November 3, 2015

By Josh Zumbrun

With the flick of fingers across a phone, people can now summon a driver, rent an apartment for the night or hire a handyman.  The companies that make this possible–behind, say, the ride-hailing app Uber or the short-term rental app Airbnb–are...

Observer: How Uber Drivers Could Trip Up CEO Travis Kalanick

By Steven Hill, Observer, November 2, 2015

Uber may not be as invincible as it seems.

The behemoth ride-sharing service Uber has jolted city after city like a mighty earthquake. It has gained a momentum that seems almost unstoppable. Some say it portends the future of the U.S. economy....

Salon: The Uber-economy f**ks us all: How “permalancers” and “sharer” gigs gut the middle class

By Steven Hill, Salon, October 31, 2015

The “sharing” economy sounds groovy: politically neutral, anti-consumerist. Wait until it comes for your job

A significant factor in the decline of the quality of jobs in the United States has been employers’ increasing reliance on “non-regular” employees — a growing army of...

Medium: An open letter to Airbnb “regular people” hosts: Airbnb is selling you out

By Steven Hill, Medium, November 3, 2015

As San Franciscans contemplate Proposition F, a measure that would crack down on Airbnb rentals, I would like to address the “regular people” hosts who are trying to use Airbnb to make ends meet. Airbnb likes to portray “regular...

SF Examiner: Airbnb has become its own worst enemy

By Steven Hill, San Francisco Examiner, November 1, 2015

Airbnb, the giant app-based hotel service, has disrupted housing markets and people’s lives in city after city. In response, many cities are cracking down, and that’s really a shame because Airbnb began as a good idea — it empowered “regular people”...

American Prospect: The Unsavory Side of Airbnb

By Steven Hill, American Prospect, November 1, 2015/Fall Issue

How the popular matching company facilitates landlord conversion of entire rental buildings to de facto hotels. 

“Belonging is the idea that defines Airbnb,” says its young, 34-year-old billionaire CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky. “Really, we’re about home. You see, a house...

Business Insider: The two faces of Airbnb

By Steven Hill, Business Insider, October 30, 2015

Airbnb, the $25 billion global-hospitality behemoth, may have met its match. And right in its hometown of San Francisco.

On November 3, the voters of San Francisco will vote on Proposition F, the citizens initiative that, if passed, will crack down on...

Steven Hill on the Brian Lehrer show, NPR in NYC, What the “Share Economy” Means for Jobs

Brian Lehrer show, NPR in NYC, October 30, 2015

Steven Hill, political journalist and author of Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Naked Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, appears on the Brian Lehrer show on NPR and argues the share economy is bad for workers.