NY Daily News: Airbnb is not the little guy’s ally

By Steven Hill, New York Daily News, October 22, 2015

The giant hospitality service Airbnb has struck like a tornado in city after city. In response, some cities are legalizing Airbnb’s app-based rent-a-room operation, while others are cracking down.

Jersey City is the latest to announce it will try legalization; San Francisco,...

Fast Company: Welcome To The Share The Crumbs Economy

By Steven Hill, Fast Company, October 20, 2015

The following post was excerpted from
RAW DEAL: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism are Screwing American Workers
Reprinted with permission from St. Martin’s Press
(c) 2015 by Steven Hill, published on October 20, 2015

Micro-gigging via the various labor...

Steven Hill interviewed on Bloomberg Business about the Sharing Economy

Bloomberg Business, October 20, 2015

The Bloomberg Advantage’s Carol Massar and Cory Johnson interview journalist and author Steven Hill about the sharing economy and his new book “Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers.” He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets.”

Fast Company: Creating A New Kind Of Safety Net For The Uber Economy

By Steven Hill, Fast Company, October 19, 2015

Creating a new social contract for a multi-employer world.

In a few short years since its founding, Uber has become an iconic company and a global phenomenon, valued at $51 billion—almost as much as old-economy stalwart General Motors, which clocks...

Huff Post: Is Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Telling Us the Truth About His Company?

By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, October 17, 2015

The following post was excerpted from
RAW DEAL: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism are Screwing American Workers
Reprinted with permission from St. Martin’s Press
(c) 2015 by Steven Hill, published on October 20, 2015

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The third actor in this...

SF Chronicle: How to keep Uber from becoming too much of a good thing

by Steven Hill, San Francisco Chronicle, October 11, 2015

Uber, the $51 billion global ride-hailing company, has quickly become not only a leader in the urban transportation industry but also popular among many of its users. My friends especially love its handy app, which allows the waiting passenger to track...

The Dangers of the On Demand Economy — interview with Steven Hill

By Steven Hill, Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, September 30, 2015

Steven Hill, author of Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, interviewed by RJ Eskow about the on-demand economy. Video and radio.…

How Stephen Colbert Blew It With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, September 13, 2015

Uber used Colbert like the State Department used Judith Miller

Stephen, I realize it’s only entertainment and that your job is to make people laugh. But when you bring on a very un-funny fellow like Travis Kalanick, it seems you and your...

Medium: How BIG is the GIG (Economy)?

By Steven Hill, Medium, September 9, 2015

No one knows the true size of the on-demand economy. That’s a major problem for US workers.

With all the headlines about Uber, Airbnb, Instacart and more, you’d think the gig economy is taking over....

Our streets as a public utility: How UBER could be part of the solution

By Steven Hill, Medium, September 2, 2015

With an eye on future development, it becomes increasingly important to view our streets as a public utility, as much as our electricity, sewage and communication systems. The subways, buses, personal autos, trucks, taxis and now on-demand ridesharing vehicles together form...