Does the E.U. deserve Nobel Peace Prize? Interview with Steven Hill

By Ian Masters, various radio stations, December 11, 2012

Does the European Union deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?  I discuss this in my radio interview with Ian Masters on KPFK and other radio stations. I say “yes.” Not only is Europe a remarkably peaceful place after centuries of warfare, but we discuss how in spite of a faltering economy in some of its member states, most Europeans enjoy a higher standard of living and quality of life than their American counterparts whose very limited social safety net is likely to be cut soon in the name of reducing the deficit to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” Moreover, Europe is setting the standard for developed economies in how to reduce carbon emissions and increase enviromental sustainability.

Steven Hill

About The Author

Steven Hill is a political writer whose latest books are "Expand Social Security Now: How to Ensure Americans Get the Retirement They Deserve" ( and "Raw Deal: How the 'Uber Economy' and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers" ( His previous books include "Europe's Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age" and "10 Steps to Repair American Democracy." Follow him at and on Twitter @StevenHill1776