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...

Why Travis Kalanick’s dream of an Uber on every street corner has a dim future

By Steven Hill, Pando, August 6, 2015

What kind of transportation system is in the public interest? The history of livery shows that lack of regulation leads to congestion, pollution and safety hazards. But the Uber app could be part of the solution.

Uber and Big Taxi are at loggerheads, with battle...

“New Economy, New Social Contract” — paper for the New America Foundation

By Steven Hill, New American Foundation, August 4, 2015

The US workforce, which has been one of the most productive and wealthiest in the world, is undergoing an alarming transformation. Increasing numbers of workers find themselves on shaky ground, turned into freelancers, temps and contractors. Even many full-time and...

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

The ride-sharing company Uber, besides being a rapidly growing global phenomenon, has also become the poster child for the independent contractor loophole. In a few short years, the company claims that it has spread to some 300...

HuffPost Live, with Steven Hill and Uber chief in NYC — should Mayor DeBlasio limit number of Uber cars?

HuffPost Live, July 20, 2015

On HuffingtonPost Live, Steven Hill, Josh Mohrer (Uber’s General Manager in New York City) and others discuss Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s proposed cap on the number of Uber cars as a way of reducing traffic congestion in New York City   (click HERE to...

Steven Hill on CNN, discussing the “Uber economy,” drivers and independent contractors

CNN, July 17, 2015

Steven Hill appeared on CNN to discuss the impact of the “Uber economy” on the hopes and dreams of American workers. Hill is author of the forthcoming book Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers (St. Martin’s Press, October 2015).

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Steven Hill in the New York Times, discussing Uber and the presidential candidates

New York Times, July 16, 2015

Steven Hill, author of the forthcoming Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers (St. Martin’s Press, October 2015) is quoted in the New York Times. From the Times:

In a race already dominated by the stalled fortunes...

Steven Hill on KCBS discussing “independent contractors” and Uber


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Steven Hill, KCBS, July 16, 2015 (click HERE to go to the broadcast)

Steven Hill, author of the forthcoming Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers (St. Martin’s Press, October 2015) is interviewed on KCBS radio in the San...

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’s Raw Deal is a “a provocative, remedy-based perspective on the joint complexities of economic stability and ever expanding technology.”

San Francisco-based veteran journalist Hill (Europe’s Promise: Why...