Articles

Below is a partial list of Steven Hill’s articles, opeds and interviews. To read more of his work published prior to June 2010, go to his page at the New America Foundation, www.Steven-Hill.org.

Die Zeit: Apple and Donald Trump: Two sides of a very strange coin
By Steven Hill, Die Zeit, October 5, 2016

Q&A with Washington Post: “Is Uber the next big thing that goes kaput? This guy thinks so”
Washington Post, September 26, Interview by Fredrick Kunkle

Friedrich Ebert Foundation policy paper: “The California Challenge: How (not) to regulate disruptive business models”
By Steven Hill, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, September 15, 2016

Stern (Germany) interview on Airbnb: “The Idea Behind It Is Good, But… (“Die idee dahinter ist gut, aber…”)
Interview by Steffen Gassel, Stern, September 1, 2016

Can Workers Get a Fair Deal in the Gig Economy
By Steven Hill, Yes! Magazine, August 23, 2016

Here Is a Bold Idea for Hillary—Voters Will Love It
By Steven Hill, Alternet, August 11, 2016

LA Times: We Should Expand Social Security. Here’s How
By Steven Hill, Los Angeles Times, July 11, 2016

NY Daily News: How Monica Lewinsky saved Social Security
by Steven Hill, New York Daily News, July 11, 2106

Memo to Hillary Clinton: How to DOUBLE Social Security
by Steven Hill, BillMoyers.com, July 8, 2016

Defending a Sacred Trust: The High Stakes for the Future of Social Security
Interview with author Steven Hill, Truthout, June 29, 2016

Die Zeit: European Union, Reluctant Superpower – Get over It!
by Steven Hill, Die Zeit, June 23, 2016
(German version, Du bist super – gewöhn dich dran!)

The Future of Work in the Digital Economy: Promise and Peril
By Steven Hill, Deutsche Telekom AG, June 8, 2016

Tagesspiegel: Berlin Should Toughen Actions Against Airbnb
By Steven Hill, Tagesspiegel, June 2, 2016
(German version, Berlin sollte härter gegen Airbnb vorgehen)

Die Zeit: The Future of Work in a Social Democracy
by Steven Hill, Die Zeit, May 25, 2016
(German version, “Vorwärts, Genossen”)

American Prospect: How to Fix Social Security? Expand It
by Steven Hill, American Prospect, May 12, 2016

Handelsblatt: Germany’s False Envy of Silicon Valley “Startups”
By Steven Hill, Handelsblatt, April 21, 2016
(German version [PDF], “Deutschlands falscher Neid aufs Silicon Valley,” online version here (paywall)

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

Sierra: Is the Sharing Economy Truly Green?
By Steven Hill, Sierra, March 14, 2016

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 version [PDF], “Fluch und Segen,” online version here (paywall)

Spotlight: A New Safety Net for the New Economy
By Steven Hill, Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, February 10, 2016

Observer: Why Driverless Cars Will Screech to a Halt
By Steven Hill, Observer, February 9, 2016

Tagesspiegel: Gute Jobs – Durch Das Internet Bedroht
By Steven Hill, Tagesspiegel, February 5, 2016
English version here

Tagesspiegel: Good Jobs — Threatened by the Internet
By Steven Hill, Tagesspiegel, February 5, 2016
German version here.

C-Span: Book Discussion on Steven Hill’s Raw Deal
By Steven Hill, C-SPAN, January 2016

Huffington Post: Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm” Redux in the Sharing Economy
By Steven Hill, World Post/Huffington Post, January 21, 2016

Salon: Uber and Lyft’s big new lie: Their excuse for avoiding regulation is falling apart
By Steven Hill, Salon, January 16, 2016

Benefits for the Rest of Us: The growing ranks of contingent workers need a new deal.
By Steven Hill, Washington Monthly, January/February 2016

Observer: Car Wars: Uber Forces Democrats To Fight Over The Soul Of The Party
By Steven Hill, Observer, December 15, 2015

Seattle Times: The ‘Shared Economy’ Is Further Hurting Workers’ Rights
By Steven Hill, Seattle Times, December 5, 2015

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

Q&A with Wall Street Journal: Airbnb, Uber, and Is The Gig Economy Tearing Apart Our Cities
Wall Street Journal, November 3, 2015

Observer: How Uber Drivers Could Trip Up CEO Travis Kalanick
By Steven Hill, Observer, November 2, 2015

Salon: The Uber-Economy F**Ks Us All: How “Permalancers” and “Sharer” Gigs Gut the Middle Class
By Steven Hill, Salon, October 31, 2015

An Open Letter To Airbnb “Regular People” Hosts: Airbnb Is Selling You Out
By Steven Hill, Medium, November 3, 2015

Airbnb Has Become Its Own Worst Enemy
By Steven Hill, San Francisco Examiner, November 1, 2015

American Prospect: The Unsavory Side of Airbnb
By Steven Hill, American Prospect, November 1, 2015/Fall Issue

The Two Faces of Airbnb
By Steven Hill, Business Insider, October 30, 2015

GOP Candidates Avoid the “Economic Elephant” in the Room During CNBC Debate
By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, October 29, 2015

What happens to jobs in the ‘Uber economy’?
By Steven Hill, CNN, October 22, 2015

Airbnb Is Not the Little Guy’s Ally
By Steven Hill, New York Daily News, October 22, 2015

Washington Independent Review of Books reviews “Raw Deal
Washington Independent Review of Books, October 21, 2015

Fast Company: Welcome to the Share the Crumbs Economy
By Steven Hill, Fast Company, October 20, 2015

Fast Company: Creating a New Kind of Safety Net for the Uber Economy
By Steven Hill, Fast Company, October 19, 2015

Is Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky telling us the truth about his company?
By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, October 17, 2015

How to Keep Uber From Becoming Too Much of a Good Thing
by Steven Hill, San Francisco Chronicle, October 11, 2015

How Stephen Colbert Blew It with Uber CEOTravis Kalanick
By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, September 13, 2015

How Big Is the Gig (Economy)?
By Steven Hill, Medium, September 9, 2015

Our Streets As a Public Utility: How Uber Could Be Part of the Solution
By Steven Hill, Medium, September 2, 2015

Why Travis Kalanick’s Dream of an Uber on Every Street Corner Has a Dim Future
By Steven Hill, Pando, August 6, 2015

“NEW ECONOMY, NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT” — paper for the New America Foundation
By Steven Hill, New American Foundation, August 4, 2015

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

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

Europe’s big question: Does it matter if Greece is in?
By Steven Hill, Al Jazeera, February 19, 2015

Book review: Will the “rise of the robots” kill human jobs?
By Steven Hill, The National Memo, February 13, 2015

Steven Hill on the BBC: The Art of Filibustering
By Steven Hill, BBC, January 3, 2015

Ferguson in Flames — Steven Hill gives his view
By Steven Hill, ORF (Austrian public broadcasting), November 25, 2014

Will Obama Deliver on Deal with China to Reduce Carbon Emissions?
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, November 17, 2014

Book Review: ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate’ by Naomi Klein
By Steven Hill, The National Memo, November 1, 2014

Compromise for Hong Kong: An Electoral College That Works
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, October 8, 2014

Why Merkel’s Foreign Policy For Eastern Europe Is Failing
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, September 23, 2014

David Cameron’s Failures And The Great Shrinking
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, September 17, 2014

President Obama’s Challenge in Ferguson
By Steven Hill, ORF (Austrian public broadcasting), August 21, 2014

Consensus Building Through Dynamic Democracy
By Steven Hill, Lessons from Europe, September, 2014

The EU’s Uncelebrated Achievements
By Steven Hill,  IP/IP Journal (Berlin), May 21, 2014

Merkel’s flawed vision for Europe, Ukraine-Russia and beyond
By Steven Hill, Al Jazeera, April 13, 2014

McCutcheon’s Silver Lining: How It Could Undermine Super PACs
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, April 3, 2014

Merkel’s Shaky Europe
By Steven Hill, IP/IP Journal (Berlin), April 3, 2014

Santa Clarita goes beyond politics as usual: bold new path to a more diverse City Council
By Steven Hill, Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2014

Why Does the US Still Have So Few Women in Office?
By Steven Hill, The Nation, March 7, 2014

China’s investments in the US are growing. Should we be concerned?
By Steven Hill, The Guardian, January 24, 2014

Chinese Investors Making Inroads in the US
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, January 13, 2014

Elections experts worry that Egypt’s new elections will make the same mistake as last time
By Steven Hill, Daily News Egypt,

A New Growth Bloc Against Germany’s Flawed Leadership
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, December 17, 2013

Sandy Hook, One Year Later: No Gun Control in Sight
By Steven Hill, In These Times, December 13, 2103

Did China’s Third Plenum Duck and Hide From Reality?
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, November 29, 2013

Now Abolish the Filibuster for Legislation, Too
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, November 26, 2013

President Obama: Incompetent or Liar?
By Steven Hill, In These Times, November 4, 2013

Obama Shouldn’t Lecture Xi About Surveillance
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, November 1, 2013

Irony of the NSA debacle — did Obama need Snowden to tell him that U.S. spies are bugging world’s top leaders?
By Steven Hill, ORF (Austrian public broadcasting), October 30, 2013

To Hell and Back: Spain’s Grotesque Recession and Its Surprising New Economy
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, October 18, 2013

US govt shutdown and possible default: Steven Hill comments on Austrian radio
By Steven Hill, ORF (Austrian public broadcasting), October 9, 2013

Obama’s flip flop and Kerry’s lip slip over Syria
By Steven Hill, ORF (Austrian public broadcasting), September 11, 2013

What Did Bo’s Trial Tell Us About China?
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, September 3, 2013

A New Structure for Political Europe
By Steven Hill, IP Journal (Berlin), July 29, 2013

Democrats should enact automatic voter registration
By Steven Hill, Sacramento Bee, July 14, 2013

So the Voting Rights Act Is Gutted—What Can Protect Minority Voters Now?
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, June 26, 2013

G-8 round up: EU-US trade deal doesn’t address economic ills
By Steven Hill, Guardian, June 19, 2013

Political Europe: A Blueprint to Close the “Democracy Gap”
By Steven Hill, Centre for European Studies/Thinking Europe blog, June 19, 2013

How the Voting Rights Act Hurts Democrats and Minorities
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, June 17, 2013

Obama, NSA and Edward Snowden: Steven Hill comments on Austrian radio
By Steven Hill, ORF (Austrian public broadcasting), June 12, 2013

Europe’s Democracy Deficit: Putting Some Meat on the Bones of Habermas’ Critique
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, June 3, 2013

Obama and Guantanamo: Steven Hill commenting on Austrian radio
By Steven Hill, ORF (Austrian public broadcasting), May 2, 2013

The Myth of Low-Tax America: Why Americans Aren’t Getting Their Money’s Worth
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, April 15, 2013

Memo to President Obama: Expand Social Security, Don’t Cut It
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic.com, April 5, 2013

Expanded Social Security: A Plan to Increase Retirement Security for All Americans
by Michael Lind, Steven Hill, Robert Hiltonsmith, and Joshua Freedman, New America Foundation, April 3, 2013

President Obama Wants America to Be Like Germany—What Does That Really Mean?
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic.com, February 21 2013

Windmills, Tides, and Solar Besides: The European Way of Energy, Transportation, and Low Carbon Emissions
by Steven Hill, Environmental Law Reporter, February 2013

A More Perfect European Union
By Steven Hill, American Prospect, January 28, 2013

Why America Can’t Pass Gun Control — Hint: It’s not the NRA or a gun-loving culture
By Steven Hill and Robert Richie, The Atlantic.com, December 20, 2012

Don’t Cut Social Security—Double It
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic.com,

Is the E.U. falling apart — or falling together?
By Steven Hill, Atlantic/German Times, December 1, 2012

No Wonder So Many Are Disillusioned by Our Politics — We’ve Got an 18th Century Political System (Excerpt from “10 Steps to Repair American Democracy”)
By Steven Hill, AlterNet, November 26, 2012

A Tale of Two Futures (Excerpt from “10 Steps to Repair American Democracy”)
By Steven Hill, Truthout, November 24, 2012

California electoral reform fails its first test
By Steven Hill, Sacramento Bee, November 16, 2012

U.S. Presidential Election: TV ads carpet bomb swing state voters
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, October 26, 2012

The Blue State Strategy for Progressive Renewal
By Steven Hill, The Nation, October 15, 2012

Europe’s Earthquake
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, October 12, 2012

Size does matter – Europe must unite to compete
By Steven Hill, Guardian, October 8, 2012

September Blog Posts on U.S. Presidential Election (in German)
By Steven Hill, IP Die Zeitschrift, September 2012
I have been writing a weekly blog about the US presidential election for the German publication IP Die Zeitschrift, which is published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik).

Democracy Deficit: Why Should Europe Integrate Further?
By Steven Hill, Washington Monthly, September 27, 2012

The mad science of the U.S. presidential election
By Steven Hill, Al Jazeera, September 20, 2012

China Bashing and the Shaky Architecture of the U.S. Presidential Election System
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, September 6, 2012

August Blog Posts on U.S. Presidential Election (in German)
By Steven Hill, IP Die Zeitschrift, August 2012
I have been writing a weekly blog about the US presidential election for the German publication IP Die Zeitschrift, which is published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik).

Europeans on the Move—to Germany
By Steven Hill, IP Journal (Berlin), August 21, 2012

Obama, get ready: The Romney-Ryan campaign is about to attack
By Steven Hill, Al Jazeera, August 15, 2012

Olympics Hangover
By Steven Hill, IP Journal (Berlin), August 14, 2012

Top-two primary hurt competition in the Golden State
By Steven Hill, Sacramento Bee, August 4, 2012

OktoberFest: A “Stammtisch” of Thousands
By Steven Hill, Montréal Review, July 2012

A College of Nations: What Can Europeans and Americans Learn from Each Other?
By Steven Hill, European View, Volume 11, Issue 1, July 2012, Centre for European Studies

Youth employment is bad – but not as bad as we’re told
By Steven Hill, Financial Times, June 25, 2012

Europe’s Rough Seas
By Steven Hill, IP Journal, June 22, 2012

Change Tack or Hit the Rocks: Merkel’s Leadership Faces Strong Headwinds
By Steven Hill, Atlantic Times, June 2012

China’s Political Development at a Crossroad
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, May 25, 2012

Europe needs a democratic redesign if greater integration is to succeed
By Steven Hill, Guardian, May 24, 2012

Ancient Transportations: Walking and Bicycling to Health 
By Steven Hill, Montréal Review, May 2012

Europe 2.0: A Blueprint for Redesigning European-level Parliamentary Democracy
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, April 17, 2012
Europeans, whether they realize it or not, have passed only the first few bends in the road of a years-long journey to overhaul their key economic and political institutions.

The French Celebrate… Americans?
By Steven Hill, Montréal Review, April 2012

Germany’s Next Steps: Can you say “transfer union”?
By Steven Hill, IP Journal (Berlin), April 3, 2012

Europe’s Promise:  Why the European Way is Still the Best Hope in an Insecure Age
By Steven Hill,  Robert Schuman Foundation Report on Europe, State of the Union, 2012, March 31, 2012

K-I-S-S Rule for Europe
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, March 23, 2012
In the United States, political strategists have an expression called the “K-I-S-S Rule,” which is short for “keep it simple, stupid.”

What will a United States of Europe look like? 
By Steven Hill, Guardian and Vienna Review (Austria), March 21, 2012
Europe must move towards a transfer union and central financial authority – but the US’s experience hints its path may be bumpy.

Double Trouble: The Political Collapse that Preceded the Economic Collapse
By Steven Hill, Montréal Review, March 2012
Excerpt from the Introduction to “10 Steps to Repair American Democracy: A More Perfect Union, 2012 Election Edition ” (www.10Steps.net)

Ready or not, Transfer Union here we come
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, February 21, 2012
The tension of the interregnum is nearly unbearable. A United States of Europe is slowly evolving, like a new planet condensing from the clouds and dust of the cosmos. Yet its final form will take years to consolidate.

Stimulus vs. Austerity: An Unsettled Debate
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, January 27, 2012
Many nations try both: “Aust-imulus?”
Few subjects have so bitterly divided our insecure times than the double-edged saber of stimulus vs. austerity.

A Marshall plan wouldn’t fix Europe’s woes
By Steven Hill, The Guardian, January 22, 2012
Between Paul Krugman’s call for massive stimulus and the demands of the austerity hawks lies a third way: ‘aust-imulus’

Rebuilding a New European House
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, December 21, 2011
A United States of Europe takes a giant step forward… yet the Euroskeptics still see the glass as half empty

Sustainable Good Society: Why the European Way is Still the Best Hope in an Insecure Age
by Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, November 21, 2011
In the post-collapse era, economic and ecological sustainability increasingly will take center stage. Despite the eurozone crisis, Europe’s social capitalism, steady state economy, pluralistic democracies and environmental policies still provide the best foundation for comprehensive sustainability.

Ranked Choice Voting Is Right for San Francisco
By Steven Hill, Bay Citizen, November 1, 2011
So far RCV’s accomplishments have been inspiring for those who believe that American democracy needs reform.

A Challenge to Social Democrats: Where Is Your Blueprint for Europe?
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, October 24, 2011
Is it time for social democrats to take the lead in drafting a Constitution for the new Europe?

The Arab Spring is an Opportunity…For Europe
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, September 27, 2011
The Arab Spring is a historic moment of opportunity for the Middle East — as well as Europe — that must not be wasted.

I See Nude People:  The Miracle That Is Oslo’s Vigeland Park
By Steven Hill, Zocalo Public Square, September 22, 2011

The Decline Whine
By Steven Hill, Washington Monthly, September 19, 2011
The US media has a long history of clucking snidely at Europe.

For Economic Reasons, Israel and the U.S. Should Support Palestine at the UN
By Steven Hill, Forbes.com and Al Jazeera, September 19, 2011
Israelis missing historic opportunity to lead a regional economic renaissance

Ignore America’s Europe-bashing – it’s nothing new
By Steven Hill, Guardian, September 2, 2011
The US media’s crystal ball gazers have a terrible track record on Europe –- so pay no attention to reports of an imminent fall.

The Arab Spring is an Opportunity…for Europe
Steven Hill, Die Zeit, September 2, 2011
The Arab Spring is a historic moment of opportunity for the Middle East – as well as Europe.

Dispatches from Spain: How does a socialist government cope with 20 percent unemployment?
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, August 17, 2011
This article is based on the author’s recent visit to Spain, conducting interviews and research into the impacts of the economic crisis. He witnessed the economic strain, but also the remarkable resiliency of the Spanish people.

The EU should kick Britain out
By Steven Hill, Guardian, August 13, 2011
Few countries need a reality check as much as Britain. From leading Europe into the disaster of the Iraq war to killing off financial reform, the UK has been more destructive than Greece

Battle over US debt ceiling is a distraction
By Steven Hill, Al Jazeera, August 12, 2011
The US economy is reeling in the aftermath of poor decision making, and structural weaknesses that have led to massive wasting of money and resources in three critical areas: military spending, health care and energy/transportation.

The Debt Ceiling Was a Distraction. The Crisis Is With Waste
By Steven Hill, Forbes.com, August 2, 2011
The U.S. massively wastes money and resources in three critical areas: military spending, health care and energy/transportation.

What’s Wrong — and Right — With Greece
By Steven Hill, The Nation, July 20, 2011
When you stroll around Athens or many other parts of Greece, you see gangs of feral yet endearing cats living off people’s handouts, apparently never wondering what would happen if their lifeline was suddenly cut off. Greece, in a way, has been like those felines, except suddenly the free lunch is over.

Patience Europe, Patience
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, July 18, 2011
To understand the present and future, sometimes it’s helpful to revisit the past. In the case of Europe, it is instructive to consider the young United States of America in 1789.

How Social Democratic Parties can find the Electoral ‘Sweet Spot’
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, June 7, 2011
The role of political parties in a representative democracy is a complicated subject that has been analyzed for years by legions of scholars who usually have the benefit of hindsight.

The World Order in 2050: Global Convergence toward the Middle Class Society
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, May 17, 2011

Make state government more efficient, less expensive
By Steven Hill, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2011

America’s Structural Weaknesses Threaten its Future
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, April 27, 2011
The U.S. massively wastes money on defense spending, health care, energy/transportation, and income disequilibrium.

“Why in Europe they have a better standard of living than in the USA” Interview with Steven Hill in Gazeta Wyborcza by Wojciech Orlinski, April 25, 2011 (Gazeta Wyborcza is one of two leading daily newspapers in Poland; the interview attracted wide attention, including over 400 reader comments).

Was Rahm Right? (about progressives)
By Steven Hill, In These Times, April 6, 2011

‘Muddling Through’ Is the New Normal – And I Feel Fine
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, March 22, 2011

Monetary fix for California: Let’s ditch the U.S. dollar
By Steven Hill, Sacramento Bee, March 13, 2011 (a version also was published in The Guardian)

America and Europe: John Locke vs. Saint Augustine
By Steven Hill, The Globalist, March 7, 2011

An Open Letter to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein About Her (lame) Position on the Filibuster
By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, March 4, 2011

Dispatches from Europe, Number 4: Reporting from various locations in Europe
The myth of the overtaxed Europeans and other modern fables;
Merkel, Germany, overthrow Obama, U.S., at G-20;
Sticky glue, social contracts, and fulcrum institutions: a painting in the Rijksmuseum talks to me;
Prague: city of modernity…and martyrs…the Velvet Revolution twenty years later;
Istanbul: ancient city and throbbing metropolis…where east meets west…economic development…and Iranian torturers;
Athens, birthplace of democracy…democracy, the core of the western canon;
Arrival in Greece, epicenter of the (debt) earthquake;
My interview with Greek prime minister George Papandreou…from the top of the Acropolis

Dispatches from Europe, Number 3: Reporting from various locations in Europe 
Amazing Germany…declining unemployment…how do they do it?
Oslo’s astonishing Vigeland sculptures – celebration of human bodies and cycles of life;
Bombs, bombs everywhere; Europe ponders America’s return to Bush-lite;
Ancient transportations: walking and bicycling to health;
The European Commission (the most important body you’ve never heard of);
Hope for multiculturalism in southern France…and portable tea bags;
So how’s Europe doing? An up close look

Dispatches from Europe, Number 2: Reporting from various locations in Europe
French protesters: “Where are you Americans?”
Salzburg: “Why don’t you have these things for your people?
The plight of the Roma minority: Signs of hope;
Trial by fire: populist party makes gains in Vienna’s municipal elections; the challenge of Rainbow Europe;
OKTOBERFEST: a “Stammtisch” of thousands; skepticism over U.S. travel advisory in Europe

Dispatches from Europe, Number 1: Reporting from Budapest
Day one: Budapest, Hungary;
Europe’s conservatives grapple with the economic crisis;
The prime ministers weigh in; what is the proper role and social function of a bank?…European splendor along the Danube;
European doubts about the United States; cautious optimism over Greek debt crisis

Economic Powerhouse Germany
By Steven Hill, International Politik (IP), Berlin, Germany, March/April 2011

Can Krugmanomics Be Saved?
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, February 24, 2011

“Despite the Crisis, Europe Is the Model for the World” Interview with Steven Hill in Lidove Noviny (leading Czech daily newspaper), by Veronika Bednarova, February 23, 2011.

How to Have Fair Elections in Egypt: How to Avoid the Hamas Problem
By Steven Hill, New York Times, “Room for Debate,” February 17, 2011

China’s Democratic Baby Steps
By Steven Hill, Project Syndicate distribution, January 27, 2011 (published by The Guardian, Korea Herald, Japan Times, Toronto Star, Times of India, Burma Digest, Egypt Daily News, Macau Daily Times, Kiev Day and others)

NRA doesn’t scuttle new laws by lobbying, but by magnifying the clout of single-issue swing voters
By Steven Hill, New York Daily News, January 30, 2011 (also published in The Guardian)

Happy 2011: Europe’s Year of Reining in the Banks
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, January 18, 2011

My Lunch at the European Commission: ‘Why is Europe Losing the Public Relations Battle to China?’
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, December 22, 2010

Democracy: Made in China (longer version)
By Steven Hill, Truthdig, December 15, 2010

My interview with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou…from the top of the Acropolis
By Steven Hill, Washington Monthly, December 4, 2010
My interview with PM Papandreou was preceded by one with his Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. I was ushered into a pleasant yet not extravagant office, decorated tastefully with various artworks of Greek culture and personal artifacts.

Reconsidering Japan and Germany (and Paul Krugman)
By Steven Hill, International Politik (Germany), December 2, 2010

Austerity vs. Stimulus: Who’s Right?
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, November 24, 2010
To paraphrase Denmark’s Prince Hamlet, ‘To enact austerity or not to enact austerity, that is the question.’ Unfortunately, dear Hamlet, that is a question without a sure answer. The truth is, none of the experts know what is the correct thing to do.

Germany Speaks Out
By Steven Hill, International Herald Tribune/New York Times, November 12, 2010

United States too uncritical of Israel, says American author
Interview with Steven Hill, By Mustafa Edib Yilmaz, Today’s Zaman, Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 31, 2010

Media ‘Speculators’ Miss History Being Made In Europe
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, October 19, 2010

There’s No Place Like Europe: Steven Hill on Medical House Calls, Multiparty Politics, and Other American Fantasies
Interview with Steven Hill by Alissa Bohling from t r u t h o u t

Steven Hill: “The crisis unites Europe” (interview in Vima, Greece’s leading daily newspaper)
The American writer, journalist and political analyst, talks about the opportunities the economic crisis provides to Europe, and believes that Greece is on the right track.
By Markos Karasarinis, Vima, October 16, 2010 (in Greek, use Google translator)

Angela Merkel is Getting it Right
By Steven Hill, Internationale Politik (Germany), October 4, 2010
The Chancellor’s critics are misjudging today’s challenges and the strength of Merkel’s leadership

The China Superpower Hoax
By Steven Hill, Truthdig
September 22, 2010
China must have the best public relations maestros in the world. How else would a country with a lower per capita income than Iran, Mexico and Kazakhstan, one of the worst environmental records of any major nation, endemic corruption, jails stuffed with dissenters, and a dictatorship, besides, be hailed by so many as the next global superpower?

Europe’s challenge: “Out of many, one”
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, September 18, 2010

Don’t cut Social Security, DOUBLE it 
By Steven Hill, New York Daily News, September 2, 2010
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, a debate over Social Security, is heating up. This debate raises fundamental questions about what kind of society Americans wish to live in. The New America Foundation released my study that proposed creative financing that would allow doubling the current Social Security payout, and making it a true national retirement system.

Shorting Economists: The ‘Experts’ Keep Getting it Wrong
By Steven Hill, Truthdig, August 19, 2010

Angela Merkel: The World’s ‘Most Valuable Leader’
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, August 18, 2010
Forget Barack Obama. Forget the Hu Jintao/Wen Jiaboa duo, David Cameron, or Vladimir Putin. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is the world’s most important leader.

The Economic Fallacy of ‘Zombie’ Japan
By Steven Hill, Guardian, August 11, 2010

Europe’s Quiet Revolution: Redefining Power in the 21st Century
By Steven Hill, Spring 2010, EUSA Review
(also published as If Europe didn’t exist we would have to invent it, PS/Public Servant in the UK, July 30, 2010)

Don’t scorn Germany and Japan; learn from them
By Steven Hill, Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2010

Europe Needs a Public Relations Makeover
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, July 16, 2010

Swiss offer a fix for direct democracy
By Steven Hill, July 2, 2010, Sacramento Bee

Closing the ‘Democracy Deficit’ in the EU and US
By Steven Hill, June 17, 2010, Social Europe Journal

Europe Energized
By Steven Hill, June 8, 2010, New York Times/International Herald Tribune

Building a Balanced Supreme Court
May 17, 2010, New York Daily News

Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico: US Needs a National Energy Policy like Europe’s
By Steven Hill, May 17, 2010, Social Europe Journal

Greek Crisis Leads to Positive Steps
By Steven Hill, May 14, 2010, San Francisco Chronicle

Europe’s Answer to Wall Street
By Steven Hill, April 21, 2010, The Nation

Europe Tax Model Delivers Much More
By Steven Hill, Sacramento Bee, April 15, 2010

What the Doomsayers Haven’t Been Telling You About Greece
By Steven Hill, April 15, 2010, Social Europe Journal

Inspiration Across the Pond
By Steven Hill, March 29, 2010, E!Sharp

A More United Europe
By Steven Hill, March 22, 2010, Forbes.com

Europe’s Case of ‘Chief Executive Envy’
By Steven Hill, March 19, 2010, Social Europe Journal

Returning the Senate to Majority Rule
By Steven Hill, March 18, 2010, Roll Call

Can Obama Bypass Republicans on Health?
By Steven Hill, Feb 22, 2010, NY Times.com

The Greek Aftershock – Will it Make or Break Europe?
By Steven Hill, February 19, 2010, Social Europe Journal

Lessons for Europe From California
By Steven Hill, February 17, 2010, The Guardian (London)

Americans Pay Fewer Taxes Than Europeans – NOT!
By Steven Hill, January 22, 2010, San Francisco Chronicle

What a Post-American World means for Europe
By Steven Hill, January 18, 2010, Social Europe Journal

Economic Democracy and Codetermination: Harnessing the Capitalist Engine
By Steven Hill, January 15, 2010, The Globalist

Europe’s Post-Copenhagen View of Obama
By Steven Hill, January 13, 2010, The New York Times

Next Steps for Social Democracy: An American Perspective
By Steven Hill, December 16, 2009, Social Europe Journal

Obama Can Create Jobs by Modeling Two Good Ideas
By Steven Hill, December 14, 2009, Christian Science Monitor

Healthcare Tests the Senate’s Credibility
By Steven Hill, November 30, 2009, Financial Times

The Problem Is Minority Rule (in the Senate)
By Steven Hill, October 13, 2009, New York Times

Health-Care Cooperatives Can Work
By Steven Hill, October 12, 2009, Washington Post

America’s Failed Model for the World
By Steven Hill, September 16, 2009, The Guardian
As one Viennese politician told me: “If the American model no longer is the blueprint for the world, what comes next?”

Don’t Want Swine Flu with Lunch? Then Offer Paid Sick Leave
By Steven Hill, June 18, 2009, New York Daily News

What Obama Can Learn from European Health Care
By Steven Hill, March 3, 2009, The Globalist

The Missing Element of Obama’s Economic Plan
By Steven Hill, January 18, 2009, openDemocracy
Imagine a place where doctors still do house calls. Or where childcare is affordable and widely available. Or where all new parents are paid to stay home and care for their newborns, and receive a monthly stipend to pay for diapers, food and other daily needs.

Learning from Europe
By Steven Hill, Providence Journal, January 16, 2009
President Obama would do well to look to Europe for guidance, particularly when it comes to three of the president-elect’s top priorities: energy and climate change, health care and jump-starting the economy.

The Housing Crisis: Main Street Needs Help, Too
By Steven Hill with John Bartlett, October 23, 2008, The Guardian and Capitol Weekly

China’s Robber-Baron Ways
By Steven Hill, September 23, 2008, New York Times

China and the Long Road Ahead
By Steven Hill, World Policy Blog, September 6, 2008
During the Olympics, China showed the world that it can throw a heck of a coming out party. But traveling here afterward, one sees the many complexities and challenges facing this vast and ancient land.

The Trans-Atlantic Clash over Political Economy and Fulcrum Institutions
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, January 1, 2008
While the United States and Europe share much in common, they also exhibit basic differences, an “American Way” and a “European Way,” that are diverging. In a globalized capitalist world, where all nations are seeking models of development, this clash within the West is every bit as elemental as the clash with Arab-Islam because it is multidimensional — economic, political, social, and international in scope.

Five Myths About Sick Old Europe
By Steven Hill, October 7, 2007, Washington Post
Not so long ago, American pundits and economic analysts were snidely touting U.S. economic superiority to the “sick old man” of Europe. What a difference a few months can make.

Legislators Fiddle While Earth Warms
By Steven Hill, August 3, 2007, San Francisco Chronicle
While the California Legislature and Bush administration dithers, Europe is spearheading innovations. Recently, the European Union agreed to cut its carbon emissions by 20 percent, and to make renewable energy sources 20 percent of its energy mix by 2020.

Real Democracy… Or Dystopia?
By Steven Hill, February 16, 2007, TomPaine.com
These are two very different alternative futures, founded on two very different philosophies regarding representative democracy — elite rule vs. popular sovereignty. We are standing at a fork in the road, and the choice is ours.

Divided we stand:  The Polarizing of American Politics
by Steven Hill, National Civic Review, Winter 2005