Why Travis Kalanick’s dream of an Uber on every street corner has a dim future

By Steven Hill, Pando, August 6, 2015

What kind of transportation system is in the public interest? The history of livery shows that lack of regulation leads to congestion, pollution and safety hazards. But the Uber app could be part of the solution.

Uber and Big Taxi are at loggerheads, with battle...

“New Economy, New Social Contract” — paper for the New America Foundation

By Steven Hill, New American Foundation, August 4, 2015

The US workforce, which has been one of the most productive and wealthiest in the world, is undergoing an alarming transformation. Increasing numbers of workers find themselves on shaky ground, turned into freelancers, temps and contractors. Even many full-time and...

The Future of Work in the Uber Economy: Creating a Safety Net in a Multi-Employer World

Steven Hill, Boston Review, July 22, 2015, BillMoyers.com, July 27, 2015

The ride-sharing company Uber, besides being a rapidly growing global phenomenon, has also become the poster child for the independent contractor loophole. In a few short years, the company claims that it has spread to some 300...

HuffPost Live, with Steven Hill and Uber chief in NYC — should Mayor DeBlasio limit number of Uber cars?

HuffPost Live, July 20, 2015

On HuffingtonPost Live, Steven Hill, Josh Mohrer (Uber’s General Manager in New York City) and others discuss Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s proposed cap on the number of Uber cars as a way of reducing traffic congestion in New York City   (click HERE to...

Steven Hill on CNN, discussing the “Uber economy,” drivers and independent contractors

CNN, July 17, 2015

Steven Hill appeared on CNN to discuss the impact of the “Uber economy” on the hopes and dreams of American workers. Hill is author of the forthcoming book Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers (St. Martin’s Press, October 2015).

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Steven Hill in the New York Times, discussing Uber and the presidential candidates

New York Times, July 16, 2015

Steven Hill, author of the forthcoming Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers (St. Martin’s Press, October 2015) is quoted in the New York Times. From the Times:

In a race already dominated by the stalled fortunes...

Steven Hill on KCBS discussing “independent contractors” and Uber


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Steven Hill, KCBS, July 16, 2015 (click HERE to go to the broadcast)

Steven Hill, author of the forthcoming Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers (St. Martin’s Press, October 2015) is interviewed on KCBS radio in the San...

Kirkus Review praises Steven Hill’s book “Raw Deal: How the ‘Uber Economy’ and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers”

Kirkus Review, July 15, 2015

Steven Hill’s Raw Deal is a “a provocative, remedy-based perspective on the joint complexities of economic stability and ever expanding technology.”

San Francisco-based veteran journalist Hill (Europe’s Promise: Why...

Steven Hill on KALW: Is the “Uber economy” good or bad for workers

KALW, July 1, 2015

The California Labor Commission recently ruled that one of Uber’s drivers qualifies as an employee rather than an independent contractor. Uber drivers are usually treated as contractors. How should the laws surrounding these services develop? What do we need to know about companies relying...

Europe’s big question: Does it matter if Greece is in?

By Steven Hill, Al Jazeera, February 19, 2015

The current debate, being fought out by Greece and Germany, must start looking at the long term.

As many analysts and observers previously predicted, the eurozone crisis not only is not over, as some European leaders had boasted, but it has returned...