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...

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...

Economic Policy Institute: Author Steven Hill on why we must expand Social Security (video)

Economic Policy Institute, June 28, 2016

Presentation by Steven Hill about his recently published book Expand Social Security Now! How to Ensure Americans Get the Retirement They Deserve. Hill appeared at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington DC, along with Nancy Altman, co-director of Social Security Works and Maya Rockeymoore,...

Handelsblatt: Germany’s false envy of Silicon Valley “startups”

By Steven Hill, Handelsblatt, April 21, 2016

German PDF version Handelsblatt, online version here

As I travel around Germany, from the giant messe of Hannover and Frankfurt to the digital incubators of Berlin, I hear a near-constant refrain: “Germany needs more startup companies, more innovation, more ‘disruption’ — where...

Salon: Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job

By Steven Hill, Salon, March 27, 2016

The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo recently wrote an oddly lamenting piece about how “the Uber model, it turns out, doesn’t translate.” Manjoo describes how so many of the “Uber-of-X” companies that have sprung up as part of the so-called sharing...


By Steven Hill, Sierra, March 14, 2016

Sarah and Jorge both love Uber. They dig everything about ithow quickly it arrives, especially compared to San Francisco’s crummy taxi service, and the efficiency of the app, which allows them...

Handelsblatt: Curse and blessing: How Germany can play a leading role in the new high-tech era

By Steven Hill, Handelsblatt, February 26, 2016

German PDF version Handelsblatt, online version here

Many Germans I have spoken to are puzzled by the US presidential election, and the controversial rhetoric used by some leading candidates. It is hard to believe that these candidates are running for the...

Spotlight: A New Safety Net for the New Economy

By Steven Hill, Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, February 10, 2016

For decades following the New Deal, most workers had a single employer who provided their safety net. But now tens of millions of workers are working in a high-tech economy for multiple businesses, either as contractors, freelancers, temps,...

Observer: Why Driverless Cars Will Screech to a Halt

By Steven Hill, Observer, February 9, 2016

The liability and regulatory issues involved in letting a 3000 pound death machine steer itself with no human at the controls remain huge

Elon Musk’s Tesla recently became the latest big shot company to enter the self-driving car sweepstakes. Mr....

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...