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Below is a partial list of Steven Hill’s media appearances, interviews and lectures:

CNBC’s Squawk Box: Red Flag on Gig Economy Gyp (Video)
Interview by Andrew Ross Sorkin, CNBC, October 4, 2016

Rising Up With Sonali, “Social Security Is The Nation’s Best Anti-Poverty Program,” August 15, 2016

Ralph Nader Radio Hour, “Expand Social Security Now,” July 16, 2016

Author Steven Hill on Why We Must Expand Social Security (Video)
Economic Policy Institute, June 28, 2016

C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”: Book Discussion on Steven Hill’s “Raw Deal”
By Steven Hill, C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” June 26, 2016

Gigomania – Why temporary work is here to stay. How do we make the best out of it. And what comes next
Work Awesome conference, panel in New York City, June 23, 2016 (video at 8:58)

Author Steven Hill on the “Uber Economy”
“Berlin Journal” on NPR Berlin/American Academy in Berlin, June 4, 2016 (audio)

Rent is Still Too Damn High, interview with author Steven Hill
Innovation Hub, WGBH/National Public Radio, May 26, 2016 (audio)

Author Steven Hill interviewed on ARD television program “Tagesschau,” Berlin, May 12, 2016

Keynote by Steven Hill, i4j Summit, “Innovation for Jobs”
Hasso Plattner Institut, Potsdam, Germany, May 12, 2016

Author Steven Hill on “The Future of Work: How the ‘Uber Economy’ and Runaway Capitalism Are Threatening Workers’ Livelihoods”
American Academy in Berlin, May 10, 2016

Crowdworking Behind The Screen – Clickworking & Labor Rights, panel
re:Publica conference, Berlin, May 3, 2016 (video at 4:38)

Rideshare Guy Podcast, “What’s Wrong (and Right) With Uber,” April 2016

Digital Masterminds: Steven Hill on the Sharing Economy
Telefónica Basecamp, Berlin, March 2, 2016 (video)

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

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)

Steven Hill and NY Times’ Eduardo Porter In Conversation: The Uber Economy
Graduate Center at CUNY, November 19, 2015 (video)

KQED Forum: Steven Hill On Why The ‘Uber Economy’ Is Bad For Workers
KQED Forum with Michael Krasny, November 19, 2015 (audio)

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

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

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

Steven Hill on the Brian Lehrer Show, NPR in NYC, What the “Share Economy” Means For Jobs
Brian Lehrer show, NPR in NYC, October 30, 2015  (audio)

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

Steven Hill on the “Sharing” Economy
KPFA with Brian Edwards-Tiekert, October 27, 2015  (audio)

Regulating Airbnb and the Sharing Economy
Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU/NPR, October 26, 2015

Gig Economy Is Crushing the US Worker — ‘Raw Deal’ Author Steven Hill
The Street, October 24, 2015 (video)

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

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

Steven Hill Interviewed on Bloomberg Business about the Sharing Economy
Bloomberg Business, October 20, 2015 (video)

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

The Dangers of the On-Demand Economy — Interview with Steven Hill
By Steven Hill, Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, September 30, 2015  (audio)

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

Huffpost Live, with Steven Hill and Uber Chief in NYC — should Mayor Deblasio limit number of Uber cars?
HuffPost Live, July 20, 2015 (video)

Steven Hill on CNN, Discussing the “Uber Economy,” Drivers and Independent Contractors
CNN, July 17, 2015 (video)

Steven Hill in the New York Times, Discussing Uber and the Presidential Candidates
New York Times, July 16, 2015

Steven Hill on KCBS Discussing “Independent Contractors” and Uber
Steven Hill, KCBS, July 16, 2015 (click HERE to go to the broadcast) (audio)

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

Steven Hill on KALW: Is the “Uber Economy” Good or Bad for Workers
KALW, July 1, 2015 (audio)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Does the E.U. deserve Nobel Peace Prize? Interview with Steven Hill
By Ian Masters, various radio stations, December 11, 2012

Steven Hill discussing “Should U.S. Learn From How European Businesses Operate?”,  Fox News Business Network, After the Bell, June 27, 2012, http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1712921350001

Steven Hill discussing French and Greek elections, Fox News Business Network, Varney & Co., May 9, 2012, www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/varney-co/index.html#/v/1630232526001/hill-eurozone-isnt-broken/?playlist_id=87060.

Steven Hill discussing French and Greek elections, on Pacifica’s KPFK in Los Angeles, May 8, 2012, kpfk_120508_080030uprising.MP3 (broadcast begins around the 2:30 mark).

Steven Hill, “Can the U.S. Learn From Europe’s Economic Practices?”  Fox Business Network, Varney & Co., October 27, 2011 http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1241548371001/can-us-learn-from-europes-economic-practices

Steven Hill, “Is There a Bright Side to the EU’s Policies?” Fox Business Network, Varney & Co., November 7, 2011 www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/varney-co/index.html#/v/1262967618001/is-there-a-bright-side-to-the-eus-policies

YouTube video: Steven Hill lecture at Georgia Institute of Technology
The IMPACT Speaker Series presents
Steven Hill, Author of Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope for an Insecure Age
Click here for a YouTube video of his lecture

Interview on the Austrian Broadcasting Corp (ORF) (you have to scroll down the page a bit to find the interview)

Interview on Democracy Now! with hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (at the 30:15 minute mark)

Interview on WHYY’s Radio Times (NPR-Philadelphia) with host Marty Moss-Coane

Interview on the BBC World Newshour about Greece’s debt and the euro (at the 26:35 mark)

Interview on PBS’ White House Chronicle with host Llewellyn King (go to the 4:00 minute mark)

Podcast interview by Dr. Jackson Janes of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

Interview on KQED’s Forum (NPR) with host Michael Krasny

Interview on the Thom Hartmann show

Interview on KIRO-AM 710 in Seattle with host Dave Ross

Interview on AM 760 in Denver with host David Sirota (scroll down to February 24 show)

Interview on WTOP, Washington DC’s largest radio station

Interview on KALW, ” Health is more than just healthcare,” health and health care comparisons between the U.S. and Europe

Short interview on KALW, talking about the magnificent Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway, and how it reflects a culture of health and health care.

Short interview on KALW, about an adventure in a German sauna with the “aufguss”

Videos and lectures

Lecture on European “union” and Greece, in Athens at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Lecture on Europe’s Promise at the World Affairs Council, San Francisco

Lecture on Europe’s Promise at the New America Foundation

Debate with a scholar from the Hudson Institute on “Europe’s Promise”

C-SPAN, “Future of the American Economy” panel at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Cambridge Forum lecture, “An Owner’s Manual for Democracy” Fixing Elections: The Failure of America’s Winner Take All Politics (www.FixingElections.com), book lecture at the New America Foundation

Cambridge Forum lecture, Fixing Elections: The Failure of America’s Winner Take All Politics (www.FixingElections.com)

Book salon/discussion at FireDogLake.com about the euro and the Greek debt crisis

Author/book profile by Capitol Weekly, Sacramento, CA

Short (3 minute) video summary of “Europe’s Promise”

Dear Tea Baggers, Check out Europe! An indie video based on Europe’s Promise, fascinating

Reviews and praise for Steven Hill’s “Europe’s Promise”
“Steven Hill is a lucid and engaging writer. He makes you sit up and think. He is surely right in saying that Europe’s prosperous, peaceful and democratic social market economy looks attractive when contrasted with the unbalanced, excessively deregulated US model or with China’s politically repressive capitalism.” —Financial Times

“Like a reverse Alexis de Tocqueville, Steven Hill dauntlessly explores a society largely unknown to his compatriots back home. Sweeping away the ideological posturing, he shows us exactly how the modern European Way works and the promise it holds for an America which has slipped to become, in terms of social, economic and energy policy, the Old World.”—Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor, The New Yorker

“In a new book, Steven Hill extols the European social contract for better government services. Life in Europe is more secure, he argues, and therefore more agreeable.”—The Economist

“Timely and provocative…Steven Hill argues that the “social capitalist” policies of European countries represent best practices in handling most of the challenges modern democracies face today…Europe’s Promise explains why in most areas, it is Europe’s constitutional forms, economic regulations, and social values, not those of the United States, that are the most popular models for new democracies. The oldest one should take note.” Foreign Affairs

“Europe’s Promise marshals an impressive army of facts and comparative statistics to show that the United States is behind Europe in nearly every socioeconomic category that can be measured and that neither America’s trickle-down, Wall Street-driven capitalism nor China’s state capitalism hold the keys to the future.”—Reuters

“Steven Hill is an extraordinarily gifted writer… Europe’s Promise is a substantial piece of work, with enormous footnoting, about the future of Europe and its influence as a place of extreme livability. Hill’s intriguing book suggests that Europe isn’t the basket-case that some people want to believe it is, and the quality of life and innovation there is quite high.”—White House Chronicle On PBS

“Steven Hill, a director at the Washington-based New America Foundation, has just published a book, Europe’s Promise, which argues that “the European way is the best hope in an insecure age.” He dismissed talk of the EU being “marginalized” in a G2 world. On the contrary, he emphasized that the Obama White House was under pressure from the EU on climate change and financial regulation. “This, of course, is the exact opposite of the view that ‘Europe is irrelevant’. Europe is actually hyper-relevant,” he said. “Obama knows that Europe is leading in these ways, and he would like to follow to some extent, but he is having a hard time delivering.”—The Guardian

“Steven Hill is the author of a book – now listen to the title – “Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age”, and he thinks the US should be more like those Europeans. Really? Are you serious? Do you really want to make us more like them?”—Fox Business Channel

“The two great strengths of Europe’s Promise are its breadth and its accessibility. The discussion is far ranging. . . . Hill dispels myths and caricatures. He manages to survey in one book an extremely rich cross section of the policies and political practices that make ‘The European Way’ distinctive. . . . Hill’s book is also very well written, in an engaging journalistic style.”—EUSA Review (European Union Studies Association)

“In this spirit of de Toquevillian wisdom, Hill offers the reader a comprehensive analysis of Europe aimed at engaging the American public in a dialogue about the transformative achievements of the old continent. A very-well written discussion, substantiated by a wealth of reference material and dotted with personal anecdotes.”—Choice

“Europe’s Promise will be an eye opening read for many Americans. As Hill shows, much of the American media coverage of Europe is slanted to reinforce caricatures of the ‘Old Continent’ – that European economies are inefficient, overtaxed and uncompetitive, and that Europe is deeply divided politically. Instead, he demonstrates that the economically advanced democracies of Europe have developed a model of social capitalism and a wide range of public policies that may serve as models for American reformers.”—Firedoglake Book Salon

“U.S. militarism has long been a core part of the American Way,” writes Steven Hill in a just-published book, Europe’s Promise, that compares the United States and Europe. Militarism does “triple duty as a formidable foreign policy tool, a powerful stimulus to the economy, and a usurper of tax dollars that could be spent on other budget priorities.”—Reuters International

Breezily written and well-documented . . . Hill ably demolishes a series of common myths concerning differences between Europe and the United States . . . To anyone wondering whether by 2099 the current era will be viewed as a second ‘American Century,’ Hill’s warnings are worth considering. If the competitive advantages he ably enumerates continue to evolve in Europe’s favor, the claim to the century may well cross the Atlantic.”—America: The National Catholic Weekly

“The two great strengths of Europe’s Promise are its breadth and its accessibility. The discussion is far ranging . . . Hill dispels myths and caricatures. He manages to survey in one book an extremely rich cross section of the policies and political practices that make “The European Way” distinctive — from health care policies, to environmental policies, to family and other social policies, to foreign policy. Hill’s book is also very well written, in an engaging journalistic style. The book makes a great contribution to European studies — communicating in one compelling volume so much of what is distinctive and appealing about “The European Way.” He argues that Europe has become a global leader, with a model of sustainable development and social capitalism that offers the most hopeful path forward for the 21st Century.”—Prof. Dan Kelemen, Rutgers University, Director, Center For European Studies

“There are books on international politics which should not be rectangular, with a cover made of cardboard and many, many pages of paper, but they should look like cartridges for an assault rifle: sharp pointed projectiles with steel jackets and a heavy charge of powder in the case. “Europe’s Promise” by Steven Hill, program director at the Washington-based New America Foundation, is one such book. Explosive power, wherever you look.”—Internationale Politik

“A spirited new tour guide to the Europe beyond the tourist hotspots. . . . Europe, Hill helps us understand, has much more to offer than history and vistas. Europe has a model, an approach to modernity that offers, by every measure that matters, the finest quality of life in the world.”—Too Much

“There are vital lessons in Europe’s Promise from which America could benefit. . . . Hill is able to explain how and why Europe works and therefore, may galvanize Americans to look in the mirror and make some changes.”—Vienna Review of Books“An important new book from Berkeley’s worthy UC Press.”—Inside Bay Area / Oakland Tribune

“An engrossing book. . . . Hill has a gift for capturing cogent themes in a single image. . . . Steven Hill examines the evolving trajectory since World War II of Europe’s ‘fulcrum institutions’ on which their societies pivot, and discovers rich contrast to the ruinous feuding of Republicans and Democrats here.”—Providence Journal

“Hill’s thesis is that Western Europe treats its people better in many ways than the United States does its people, and not just in social insurance and services. Read, wonder and galvanize!”—In the Public Interest

“Steven Hill ends the transatlantic debate over which economic and political system is superior: Europe wins. While America and China fight for oil and minerals, Europe already achieves more with less. Indeed, the path to the American Dream is the European Way.”—Parag Khanna, author of The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order

Europe’s Promise should startle, inform, and galvanize Americans in raising the ante in favor of a political economy where people matter first.”—Ralph Nader

“As Steven Hill compellingly argues in his excellent Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age, Europe has become a dynamic, transformational force in the world and stands as a clear model of success on so many fronts that we must push reset in our assessment of Europe’s course. Americans today should learn a bit about how Europe has quietly and incrementally added to its size and global weight and maintained an innovative approach to broad public challenges like renewable energy, capital punishment, social welfare, and even corporate dynamism.”—Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, author of the political blog, The Washington Note

Europe’s Promise is a provocative and illuminating book that should lead Americans to think hard about our own assumptions and priorities. By closely examining Europe’s economic and political practices, Hill reveals a new Europe that has become the world’s leader during this century challenged by global economic crisis, climate crisis, and new geopolitical tensions. In these times of hope and fear, read this captivating book to discover new and creative models for building a better future.”—Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation

“Hill’s book is an elegant and counterintuitive manifesto for a new politics of interdependence that could take the world through the turmoil of the economic and global warming crises.”—Mark Leonard, Executive Director, European Council on Foreign Relations”What can the United States learn from Europe? If you believe what’s said in Washington, the answer is ‘not much’. If you read Steven Hill’s intelligent, broad-ranging, and deeply researched book, you’ll find the correct answer is ‘a great deal’—and now is the time to learn it.”—Jacob S. Hacker, author of The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Security and the Decline of the American Dream