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 Naked 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 Naked 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 Naked 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 Naked 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...

Book review: Will the “rise of the robots” kill human jobs?

By Steven Hill, The National Memo, February 13, 2015

Historically, business leaders and technologists have portrayed new technology as a way to boost labor productivity, exports, and society’s wealth. This has long been considered part of the inevitable and necessary “creative destruction” of capitalist production that, while disruptive in...

Steven Hill on the BBC: The Art of Filibustering

By Steven Hill, BBC, January 3, 2015

The British Broadcasting Corporation explores the Filibuster and how it is used and abused in the US Senate. Political commentator Steven Hill (at 16:34) says it is “one of the greatest threats to US democracy” and a “weapon of mass obstruction” that “completely...