SF Examiner: Airbnb has become its own worst enemy

By Steven Hill, San Francisco Examiner, November 1, 2015

Airbnb, the giant app-based hotel service, has disrupted housing markets and people’s lives in city after city. In response, many cities are cracking down, and that’s really a shame because Airbnb began as a good idea — it empowered “regular people”...

American Prospect: The Unsavory Side of Airbnb

By Steven Hill, American Prospect, November 1, 2015/Fall Issue

How the popular matching company facilitates landlord conversion of entire rental buildings to de facto hotels. 

“Belonging is the idea that defines Airbnb,” says its young, 34-year-old billionaire CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky. “Really, we’re about home. You see, a house...

Business Insider: The two faces of Airbnb

By Steven Hill, Business Insider, October 30, 2015

Airbnb, the $25 billion global-hospitality behemoth, may have met its match. And right in its hometown of San Francisco.

On November 3, the voters of San Francisco will vote on Proposition F, the citizens initiative that, if passed, will crack down on...

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

Steven Hill, political journalist and author of Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Naked Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, appears on the Brian Lehrer show on NPR and argues the share economy is bad for workers.


Huff Post: GOP Candidates Avoid the “Economic Elephant” in the Room During CNBC Debate

By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, October 29, 2015

CNBC held a GOP presidential debate that was billed as being focused on the subject of the economy. Instead, we found out that Donald Trump sometimes carries a handgun, that Jeb Bush thinks that fantasy sports betting is like daytrading, that...

Interview with Steven Hill on the “Sharing” Economy on KPFA/Pacifica

KPFA/Pacifica, October 27, 2015

What’s under the hood of the “sharing economy?” We talk to Steven Hill about his new takedown on the Ubers and AirBNBs of the world — and how to make the “gig” economy a fair one.…

Steven Hill on the Kojo Nnamdi Show: Regulating Airbnb and The Sharing Economy

Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU/NPR, October 26, 2015

New America Foundation fellow Steven Hill, who recently authored the book Raw Deal: How the ‘Uber Economy’ and Runaway Capitalism are Screwing American Workers, argues that Airbnb effectively pits local residents against tourists. For example, he saya he’s interviewed tenants who’ve been...


The Street, October 24, 2015

Television interview by The Street’s Gregg Greenberg of Raw Deal author Steven Hill.

Wall Street and Silicon Valley may be excited about the emergence of the so-called sharing economy, but freelance workers driving for Uber are getting “screwed over,” says Steven Hill, author of the new...

CNN: What happens to jobs in the ‘Uber economy’?

By Steven Hill, CNN, October 22, 2015

What will jobs of the future look like, in a world in which Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit are becoming the model for new job creation.

The U.S. workforce, which has been one of the world’s most productive and wealthiest, is undergoing an...

Washington Independent Review of Books reviews Raw Deal

Washington Independent Review of Books, October 21, 2015

Reviewed by Michael Causey

You might want to stop high-fiving yourselves, freelancers.

Say, you look like a bright guy. Entrepreneurial. High-energy. Not afraid of a challenge. Am I right? Bet you’d like to be your own boss,...