Tagesspiegel: Gute Jobs – durch das Internet bedroht

By Steven Hill, Tagesspiegel, February 5, 2016

English version here

Gute Jobs – durch das Internet bedroht


Die „Sharing Economy“ macht Industriestaaten wie die USA zu Niedriglohnländern. Es ist ein Trend, der auch auf Deutschland zukommt. Ein Gastkommentar.

Wie sieht die Zukunft der Arbeit aus und wie wirkt sie sich auf...

Tagesspiegel: Good Jobs — threatened by the Internet

By Steven Hill, Tagesspiegel, February 5, 2016

German version here

Good Jobs — threatened by the Internet

What is the future of work, and the future of jobs? For the last several decades, the workers of Germany, the US and Europe have been the most productive and wealthiest in the world.…

C-SPAN: Book discussion on Steven Hill’s Raw Deal

By Steven Hill, C-SPAN, January 2016

Steven Hill talks with New York Times columnist Eduardo Porter about his book Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, in which he examines the shift in the U.S. workforce with the rise of companies such as...

Huffington Post: Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm” Redux in the Sharing Economy

By Steven Hill, World Post/Huffington Post, January 21, 2016

Fifty-one years ago, Bob Dylan’s song “Maggie’s Farm,” a brilliant satire that compared the job prospects of that generation’s youth to that of working on a dystopian plantation, was released on Dylan’s album “Bringing It All Back Home.” The owners, Maggie,...

Uber and Lyft’s big new lie: Their excuse for avoiding regulation is falling apart

By Steven Hill, Salon, January 16, 2016

Did Lyft just admit it’s a taxi company after all? Ridesharing companies pretend to be tech firms. They’re not.

Recently Lyft and General Motors made a grand announcement, with all the hoopla meant to convey that this announcement is a really big deal: ta-daaaa, a joint partnership...

Benefits for the Rest of Us: The growing ranks of contingent workers need a new deal.

By Steven Hill, Washington Monthly, January/February 2016

The safety net for American workers and their families, which in the post-World War II era has been a cornerstone of the middle class, is under assault. Though the economy is growing, for most Americans it feels more like a recession than...

Car Wars: Uber Forces Democrats to Fight Over the Soul of the Party

By Steven Hill, Observer, December 15, 2015

A leading Democrat was telling fellow Democrats to reject union and collective bargaining rights for Uber drivers

It was another Battle in Seattle, and this time the good guys won. Like so many previous battles, the theater of conflict was over the...

Steven Hill at Town Hall in Seattle – How the ‘Uber Economy’ and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers

By  Steven Hill, Town Hall,  December 7, 2015

Video of Steven Hill’s talk at Town Hall in Seattle based on his book Raw Deal: How the ‘Uber Economy’ and Runaway...

Seattle Times: The ‘shared economy’ is further hurting workers’ rights

By Steven Hill, Seattle Times, December 5, 2015

The U.S. workforce, which has been one of the most productive and wealthiest in the world, is undergoing an alarming transformation. A significant factor in the decline of the quality of jobs has been employers’ increasing reliance on “non-regular” employees —...

Salon: Airbnb’s tricky new numbers game: The tax-evading, neighborhood-gutting loophole they exploit — at everyone’s expense

By Steven Hill, Salon, December 3, 2015

Hotel taxes and zoning laws shouldn’t be disrupted. If Airbnb stopped releasing selective data, they wouldn’t be

A new article in the New York Times blares the headline that many have been waiting for:  “Airbnb Releases Trove of New York City Home-Sharing Data.”...