Below is a partial list of Steven Hill’s articles, opeds and interviews. To read more of his work published prior to June 2010, go to his page at the New America Foundation, www.Steven-Hill.org.
A Facelift for Facebook,
By Steven Hill, Project Syndicate, October 8, 2021
The Digital Wild West Needs a Sheriff
By Steven Hill, American Purpose, October 6, 2021
The Rise of the Distributariat
By Steven Hill, Project Syndicate, July 16, 2021
The Perils of “Minority Rule”
By Steven Hill, Common Dreams, July 16, 2021
The ‘Uber Economy’ Needs Guardrails
By Steven Hill, American Compass, June 3, 2021
On RCV, NYC’s BOE is MIA
By Steven Hill, NY Daily News , June 3, 2021
Private: Making the US “democratic” again
By Steven Hill and Stephan Richter, The Globalist, May 11, 2021
World Wide Weapon
by Steven Hill, American Purpose, May 10, 2021
How to avoid a recall meltdown and improve California elections
By Steven Hill and Larry Diamond, CalMatters, May 4, 2021
Reining in Facebook and Google: A Common Transatlantic Project
By Steven Hill and Stephan Richter, The Globalist, April 7, 2021
The Real Battle Between Big Tech and the Free Press Is Just Beginning
By Steven Hill, Zocalo Public Square, April 1, 2021
Europe’s Digital Fix Is Already Broken
By Steven Hill, Project Syndicate, March 25, 2021
Big Tech vs the Free Press
By Steven Hill, International Politics and Society, March 18, 2021
What will happen to worker and union power under Biden?
By Steven Hill, Social Europe, Feb 15, 2021
The EU is about to make Facebook even worse
By Steven Hill, International Politics and Society, Feb 12, 2021
How we can tame the wild west of Big Tech media?
By Steven Hill, Mercury News, Jan 27, 2021
Should President Biden Revoke Section 230?
By Steven Hill, American Compass, Jan 27, 2021
Big Tech media and the EU’s weak reed of ‘competition’
By Steven Hill, Social Europe, January 26, 2021
Will Pres Joe Biden restore worker and union power?
By Steven Hill, Hans Böckler Stiftung, Jan 21, 2021
How to deal with the social media monster
By Steven Hill, Salon, Jan 16, 2021
How to fix EU’s weak Digital Services and Markets Acts
By Steven Hill, EU Observer, Jan 15, 2021
The broken business model of Uber and Lyft is taking a heavy toll on society
By Steven Hill, Fortune, Dec. 19, 2020
How to avoid another 2020 election meltdown
By Steven Hill, Salon, Nov. 27, 2020
Social Capitalism in Europe – What America Can Learn
Interview with Steven Hill, You Don’t Have to Yell podcast, November 12, 2020
Can Facebook be Used to Steal an Election?
By Steven Hill, Counterpunch, October 30, 2020
Now how do we reform the U.S. Supreme Court?
By Steven Hill, Salon, October 27, 2020
Latest Election Stunt Proves Uber and Lyft Are Their Own Worst Enemies
By Steven Hill, Naked Capitalism, October 16, 2020
The Red Mirage
By Steven Hill, The Globalist, October 13, 2020
Corona-fied: Employers are now spying on remote workers in their homes
By Steven Hill, Salon, October 5, 2020
How to Avoid Banana Republic Elections
By Steven Hill, Common Dreams, October 4, 2020
Kamala Harris’s Uber Test
by Steven Hill, American Prospect, August 19, 2020
The Challenges of the Post-Coronavirus Workforce
By Steven Hill, Hans Böckler Stiftung, July 6, 2020
Amazon Workers Fight Back
By Steven Hill, Hans Böckler Stiftung, February 27, 2020
California needs more ‘social housing’ to solve crisis
By Steven Hill, San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times, January 26, 2020
Forget SB 50 — San Francisco needs a bold plan for social housing
By Steven Hill, 48 Hills, January 9, 2020
Golf courses…or affordable housing?
By Steven Hill, 48 Hills, Dec 17, 2019
A Blow Against “Bogus Self-Employment” And Gig Economy
By Steven Hill, Hans Böckler Stiftung, Dec 11, 2019
21st century California workers need portable safety net
By Steven Hill, San Jose Mercury News, July 18, 2019
Beyond the valley of the gig economy
Interview with Steven Hill, 48 Hills, July 10, 2019
Is Uber the Amazon — or the Enron — of the transportation industry?
By Steven Hill, Medium, May 9, 2019
Shared Responsibility: Better Than Single-Payer
By Steven Hill, The American Interest, March 25, 2019
Gov. Newsom’s California data dividend idea is a dead end
By Steven Hill, San Jose Mercury News, March 7, 2019
Should Big Tech own our personal data?
By Steven Hill, Wired, February 13, 2019
Co-determination takes the spotlight in the US
By Steven Hill, Hans Böckler Stiftung, February 12, 2019
WA Post: How to rein in Big Tech
By Steven Hill, Washington Post, January 7, 2019
The “Uber Way” of precarious work
By Steven Hill, Hans Böckler Stiftung, October 16, 2018
Will Germany’s plan for AI make it a leader? Or will it divide Europe?
By Steven Hill, Ethics of Algorithms-Bertelsmann Stiftung, Nov 16, 2018
Trump Overseeing an All Out, Under-the-Radar Attack on Workers
By Steven Hill, In These Times, August 17, 2018
Uber and Airbnb’s overdue comeuppance in NY City: Better late than never
By Steven Hill, New York Daily News, August 13, 2018
The distributed workforce: what will jobs of the future look like?
By Steven Hill, Hans Böckler Stiftung, July 2018
SF Examiner: A plan for SF’s new mayor London Breed
By Steven Hill,San Francisco Examiner, June 20, 2018
Interview: Medicine digital, and EU policy on artificial intelligence
Interview with Steven Hill, ARD’s “Europa Magazin,” May 27, 2018
Why we need a CERN for AI development
By Steven Hill, Ethics of Algorithms-Bertelsmann Stiftung, May 22, 2018
Handelsblatt: Den Tech-Riesen müssen die digitalen Zügel angelegt werden
By Steven Hill, Handelsblatt, May 11, 2018
To Tame the Tech Giants, We Need to Secure Our Digital Borders
By Steven Hill, Washington Monthly, April 15, 2018
NY Times: New Leadership Has Not Changed Uber
by Steven Hill, New York Times, March 26, 2018
Ridesharing Versus Public Transit
By Steven Hill, American Prospect, March 27, 2018
Handelsblatt: Ubers neues Fahrdienstmodell sollte reguliert werden
by Steven Hill, Handelsblatt, March 23, 2018
Losing money rapidly, how long can Uber last?
By Steven Hill, Salon, January 14, 2018
Le Monde: Bienvenue dans la “société free lance”
By Steven Hill, Le Monde, December 21, 2017
Uber’s flying car project shows the company’s desperation
By Steven Hill, Salon, December 3, 2017
What Dara Khosrowshahi Must Do to Save Uber
By Steven Hill, New York Times, August 30, 2017
L.A. — the city of traffic jams — finds a way to get people out of their cars
By Steven Hill, Washington Post, August 8, 2017
“Gefährlich flexibel” (“Dangerously flexible”)
By Steven Hill, Die Zeit, August 3, 2017
How the Berlin government could rein in Airbnb and protect local housing
By Steven Hill, Salon, June 30, 2017
The new, post-Kalanick Uber needs to raise fares and focus on taxi business, or it will fail
By Steven Hill, Quartz, June 26, 2017
Uber must raise fares — and do 5 more things — to survive
By Steven Hill, MarketWatch, June 24, 2017
Strike four for Uber: Even with Kalanick’s departure, they may still end as the “Enron of the transportation industry”
By Steven Hill, Salon, June 17, 2017
“Beating Silicon Valley With the Mittelstand,
By Steven Hill, Handelsblatt, June 16, 2017
“If we are not careful, technology will destroy us”, Steven Hill interviewed by Václav Drozd, A2larm, Czech Republic, May 30, 2017, on the pros and cons of “platform capitalism” and digital technologies.
Lidové noviny (Prague) interview: Uber a Airbnb? Zregulovat, říká jejich kritik. Tvrdí, že ničí taxikáře a hotely Zdroj, Steven Hill interviewed by Jan Klesla, Lidové noviny, May 29, 2017, Prague’s leading newspaper, about the impact of “platform capitalism” and digital technologies on society.
The Startup Illusion: excerpt from the Introduction of the book
By Steven Hill, Berlin Journal, May 27, 2017
Excerpt from “Startup Illusion”: Die Schattenseiten der Startup-Industrie
By Steven Hill, Gruenderszene, May 11, 2017
Review of Steven Hill’s “Startup Illusion” in Tagesspiegel (Berlin), By Til Knipper, Tagesspiegel, May 10, 2017
How much Silicon Valley Spirit do we need in Germany? Wired.de, May 9, 2017
Troubled Mayoral Race in St. Louis Shows Need for Ranked Choice Voting
By Steven Hill, In These Times, April 5, 2017
Happy Centennial, Jeannette Rankin — The First Woman Elected To Congress
By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, April 3, 2017
Uber In Trouble Again: Whistleblowers Reveal More Scandal
By Steven Hill, American Prospect, March 13, 2017
WA Post: Interview with Steven Hill about “Has Uber’s day of reckoning arrived?”
Washington Post, March 10, 2017
Die Zeit: “You’re fired!”
by Steven Hill, Die Zeit, February 16, 2017
Uber: The Road Not Taken
By Steven Hill, American Prospect, January 30, 2017
Q&A with CityLab: What If You Could Take the Safety Net With You?
CityLab, December 14, 2016, Interview by Jake Blumgart
A New Era: Our Elections Now Will Be Decided By Hackers and Leaked Data
by Steven Hill, Guardian, November 16, 2016
The Wallonian mouse that roared
By Steven Hill, EU Observer, October 31, 2016
‘Company Town’: A Film About How Tech Steamrolled San Francisco,
By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, October 13, 2016
Die Zeit: Apple and Donald Trump: Two sides of a very strange coin
By Steven Hill, Die Zeit, October 5, 2016
Q&A with Washington Post: “Is Uber the next big thing that goes kaput? This guy thinks so”
Washington Post, September 26, Interview by Fredrick Kunkle
Friedrich Ebert Foundation policy paper: “The California Challenge: How (not) to regulate disruptive business models”
By Steven Hill, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, September 15, 2016
Stern (Germany) interview on Airbnb: “The Idea Behind It Is Good, But…” (“Die idee dahinter ist gut, aber…”)
Interview by Steffen Gassel, Stern, September 1, 2016
Can Workers Get a Fair Deal in the Gig Economy
By Steven Hill, Yes! Magazine, August 23, 2016
Here Is a Bold Idea for Hillary—Voters Will Love It
By Steven Hill, Alternet, August 11, 2016
LA Times: We Should Expand Social Security. Here’s How
By Steven Hill, Los Angeles Times, July 11, 2016
NY Daily News: How Monica Lewinsky saved Social Security
by Steven Hill, New York Daily News, July 11, 2106
Memo to Hillary Clinton: How to DOUBLE Social Security
by Steven Hill, BillMoyers.com, July 8, 2016
Defending a Sacred Trust: The High Stakes for the Future of Social Security
Interview with author Steven Hill, Truthout, June 29, 2016
Die Zeit: European Union, Reluctant Superpower – Get over It!
by Steven Hill, Die Zeit, June 23, 2016
(German version, Du bist super – gewöhn dich dran!)
The Future of Work in the Digital Economy: Promise and Peril
By Steven Hill, Deutsche Telekom AG, June 8, 2016
Tagesspiegel: Berlin Should Toughen Actions Against Airbnb
By Steven Hill, Tagesspiegel, June 2, 2016
(German version, Berlin sollte härter gegen Airbnb vorgehen)
Die Zeit: The Future of Work in a Social Democracy
by Steven Hill, Die Zeit, May 25, 2016
(German version, “Vorwärts, Genossen”)
American Prospect: How to Fix Social Security? Expand It
by Steven Hill, American Prospect, May 12, 2016
Handelsblatt: Germany’s False Envy of Silicon Valley “Startups”
By Steven Hill, Handelsblatt, April 21, 2016
(German version [PDF], “Deutschlands falscher Neid aufs Silicon Valley,” online version here (paywall)
Salon: Good Riddance, Gig Economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the Awesome Collapse of Silicon Valley’s Dream of Destroying Your Job
By Steven Hill, Salon, March 27, 2016
Sierra: Is the Sharing Economy Truly Green?
By Steven Hill, Sierra, March 14, 2016
Handelsblatt: Curse and Blessing: How Germany Can Play a Leading Role in the New High-Tech Era
By Steven Hill, Handelsblatt, February 26, 2016
(German version [PDF], “Fluch und Segen,” online version here (paywall)
Spotlight: A New Safety Net for the New Economy
By Steven Hill, Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, February 10, 2016
Observer: Why Driverless Cars Will Screech to a Halt
By Steven Hill, Observer, February 9, 2016
Tagesspiegel: Gute Jobs – Durch Das Internet Bedroht
By Steven Hill, Tagesspiegel, February 5, 2016
English version here
Tagesspiegel: Good Jobs — Threatened by the Internet
By Steven Hill, Tagesspiegel, February 5, 2016
German version here.
C-Span: Book Discussion on Steven Hill’s Raw Deal
By Steven Hill, C-SPAN, January 2016
Huffington Post: Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm” Redux in the Sharing Economy
By Steven Hill, World Post/Huffington Post, January 21, 2016
Salon: Uber and Lyft’s big new lie: Their excuse for avoiding regulation is falling apart
By Steven Hill, Salon, January 16, 2016
Benefits for the Rest of Us: The growing ranks of contingent workers need a new deal.
By Steven Hill, Washington Monthly, January/February 2016
Observer: Car Wars: Uber Forces Democrats To Fight Over The Soul Of The Party
By Steven Hill, Observer, December 15, 2015
Seattle Times: The ‘Shared Economy’ Is Further Hurting Workers’ Rights
By Steven Hill, Seattle Times, December 5, 2015
Salon: Airbnb’s Tricky New Numbers Game: The Tax-Evading, Neighborhood-Gutting Loophole They Exploit — At Everyone’s Expense
By Steven Hill, Salon, December 3, 2015
Q&A with Wall Street Journal: Airbnb, Uber, and Is The Gig Economy Tearing Apart Our Cities
Wall Street Journal, November 3, 2015
Observer: How Uber Drivers Could Trip Up CEO Travis Kalanick
By Steven Hill, Observer, November 2, 2015
Salon: 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
GOP Candidates Avoid the “Economic Elephant” in the Room During CNBC Debate
By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, October 29, 2015
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
Washington Independent Review of Books reviews “Raw Deal“
Washington Independent Review of Books, October 21, 2015
Fast Company: Welcome to the Share the Crumbs Economy
By Steven Hill, Fast Company, October 20, 2015
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
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
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
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
Will Obama Deliver on Deal with China to Reduce Carbon Emissions?
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, November 17, 2014
Book Review: ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate’ by Naomi Klein
By Steven Hill, The National Memo, November 1, 2014
Compromise for Hong Kong: An Electoral College That Works
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, October 8, 2014
Why Merkel’s Foreign Policy For Eastern Europe Is Failing
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, September 23, 2014
David Cameron’s Failures And The Great Shrinking
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, September 17, 2014
President Obama’s Challenge in Ferguson
By Steven Hill, ORF (Austrian public broadcasting), August 21, 2014
Consensus Building Through Dynamic Democracy
By Steven Hill, Lessons from Europe, September, 2014
The EU’s Uncelebrated Achievements
By Steven Hill, IP/IP Journal (Berlin), May 21, 2014
Merkel’s flawed vision for Europe, Ukraine-Russia and beyond
By Steven Hill, Al Jazeera, April 13, 2014
McCutcheon’s Silver Lining: How It Could Undermine Super PACs
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, April 3, 2014
Merkel’s Shaky Europe
By Steven Hill, IP/IP Journal (Berlin), April 3, 2014
Santa Clarita goes beyond politics as usual: bold new path to a more diverse City Council
By Steven Hill, Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2014
Why Does the US Still Have So Few Women in Office?
By Steven Hill, The Nation, March 7, 2014
China’s investments in the US are growing. Should we be concerned?
By Steven Hill, The Guardian, January 24, 2014
Chinese Investors Making Inroads in the US
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, January 13, 2014
Elections experts worry that Egypt’s new elections will make the same mistake as last time
By Steven Hill, Daily News Egypt,
A New Growth Bloc Against Germany’s Flawed Leadership
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, December 17, 2013
Sandy Hook, One Year Later: No Gun Control in Sight
By Steven Hill, In These Times, December 13, 2103
Did China’s Third Plenum Duck and Hide From Reality?
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, November 29, 2013
Now Abolish the Filibuster for Legislation, Too
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, November 26, 2013
President Obama: Incompetent or Liar?
By Steven Hill, In These Times, November 4, 2013
Obama Shouldn’t Lecture Xi About Surveillance
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, November 1, 2013
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
To Hell and Back: Spain’s Grotesque Recession and Its Surprising New Economy
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, October 18, 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
What Did Bo’s Trial Tell Us About China?
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, September 3, 2013
A New Structure for Political Europe
By Steven Hill, IP Journal (Berlin), July 29, 2013
Democrats should enact automatic voter registration
By Steven Hill, Sacramento Bee, July 14, 2013
So the Voting Rights Act Is Gutted—What Can Protect Minority Voters Now?
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, June 26, 2013
G-8 round up: EU-US trade deal doesn’t address economic ills
By Steven Hill, Guardian, June 19, 2013
Political Europe: A Blueprint to Close the “Democracy Gap”
By Steven Hill, Centre for European Studies/Thinking Europe blog, June 19, 2013
How the Voting Rights Act Hurts Democrats and Minorities
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, June 17, 2013
Obama, NSA and Edward Snowden: Steven Hill comments on Austrian radio
By Steven Hill, ORF (Austrian public broadcasting), June 12, 2013
Europe’s Democracy Deficit: Putting Some Meat on the Bones of Habermas’ Critique
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, June 3, 2013
Obama and Guantanamo: Steven Hill commenting on Austrian radio
By Steven Hill, ORF (Austrian public broadcasting), May 2, 2013
The Myth of Low-Tax America: Why Americans Aren’t Getting Their Money’s Worth
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, April 15, 2013
Memo to President Obama: Expand Social Security, Don’t Cut It
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic.com, April 5, 2013
Expanded Social Security: A Plan to Increase Retirement Security for All Americans
by Michael Lind, Steven Hill, Robert Hiltonsmith, and Joshua Freedman, New America Foundation, April 3, 2013
President Obama Wants America to Be Like Germany—What Does That Really Mean?
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic.com, February 21 2013
Windmills, Tides, and Solar Besides: The European Way of Energy, Transportation, and Low Carbon Emissions
by Steven Hill, Environmental Law Reporter, February 2013
A More Perfect European Union
By Steven Hill, American Prospect, January 28, 2013
Why America Can’t Pass Gun Control — Hint: It’s not the NRA or a gun-loving culture
By Steven Hill and Robert Richie, The Atlantic.com, December 20, 2012
Don’t Cut Social Security—Double It
By Steven Hill, The Atlantic.com,
Is the E.U. falling apart — or falling together?
By Steven Hill, Atlantic/German Times, December 1, 2012
No Wonder So Many Are Disillusioned by Our Politics — We’ve Got an 18th Century Political System (Excerpt from “10 Steps to Repair American Democracy”)
By Steven Hill, AlterNet, November 26, 2012
A Tale of Two Futures (Excerpt from “10 Steps to Repair American Democracy”)
By Steven Hill, Truthout, November 24, 2012
California electoral reform fails its first test
By Steven Hill, Sacramento Bee, November 16, 2012
U.S. Presidential Election: TV ads carpet bomb swing state voters
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, October 26, 2012
The Blue State Strategy for Progressive Renewal
By Steven Hill, The Nation, October 15, 2012
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, October 12, 2012
Size does matter – Europe must unite to compete
By Steven Hill, Guardian, October 8, 2012
September Blog Posts on U.S. Presidential Election (in German)
By Steven Hill, IP Die Zeitschrift, September 2012
I have been writing a weekly blog about the US presidential election for the German publication IP Die Zeitschrift, which is published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik).
Democracy Deficit: Why Should Europe Integrate Further?
By Steven Hill, Washington Monthly, September 27, 2012
The mad science of the U.S. presidential election
By Steven Hill, Al Jazeera, September 20, 2012
China Bashing and the Shaky Architecture of the U.S. Presidential Election System
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, September 6, 2012
August Blog Posts on U.S. Presidential Election (in German)
By Steven Hill, IP Die Zeitschrift, August 2012
I have been writing a weekly blog about the US presidential election for the German publication IP Die Zeitschrift, which is published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik).
Europeans on the Move—to Germany
By Steven Hill, IP Journal (Berlin), August 21, 2012
Obama, get ready: The Romney-Ryan campaign is about to attack
By Steven Hill, Al Jazeera, August 15, 2012
By Steven Hill, IP Journal (Berlin), August 14, 2012
Top-two primary hurt competition in the Golden State
By Steven Hill, Sacramento Bee, August 4, 2012
OktoberFest: A “Stammtisch” of Thousands
By Steven Hill, Montréal Review, July 2012
A College of Nations: What Can Europeans and Americans Learn from Each Other?
By Steven Hill, European View, Volume 11, Issue 1, July 2012, Centre for European Studies
Youth employment is bad – but not as bad as we’re told
By Steven Hill, Financial Times, June 25, 2012
Europe’s Rough Seas
By Steven Hill, IP Journal, June 22, 2012
Change Tack or Hit the Rocks: Merkel’s Leadership Faces Strong Headwinds
By Steven Hill, Atlantic Times, June 2012
China’s Political Development at a Crossroad
By Steven Hill, China-US Focus, May 25, 2012
Europe needs a democratic redesign if greater integration is to succeed
By Steven Hill, Guardian, May 24, 2012
Ancient Transportations: Walking and Bicycling to Health
By Steven Hill, Montréal Review, May 2012
Europe 2.0: A Blueprint for Redesigning European-level Parliamentary Democracy
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, April 17, 2012
Europeans, whether they realize it or not, have passed only the first few bends in the road of a years-long journey to overhaul their key economic and political institutions.
The French Celebrate… Americans?
By Steven Hill, Montréal Review, April 2012
Germany’s Next Steps: Can you say “transfer union”?
By Steven Hill, IP Journal (Berlin), April 3, 2012
Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way is Still the Best Hope in an Insecure Age
By Steven Hill, Robert Schuman Foundation Report on Europe, State of the Union, 2012, March 31, 2012
K-I-S-S Rule for Europe
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, March 23, 2012
In the United States, political strategists have an expression called the “K-I-S-S Rule,” which is short for “keep it simple, stupid.”
What will a United States of Europe look like?
By Steven Hill, Guardian and Vienna Review (Austria), March 21, 2012
Europe must move towards a transfer union and central financial authority – but the US’s experience hints its path may be bumpy.
Double Trouble: The Political Collapse that Preceded the Economic Collapse
By Steven Hill, Montréal Review, March 2012
Excerpt from the Introduction to “10 Steps to Repair American Democracy: A More Perfect Union, 2012 Election Edition ” (www.10Steps.net)
Ready or not, Transfer Union here we come
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, February 21, 2012
The tension of the interregnum is nearly unbearable. A United States of Europe is slowly evolving, like a new planet condensing from the clouds and dust of the cosmos. Yet its final form will take years to consolidate.
Stimulus vs. Austerity: An Unsettled Debate
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, January 27, 2012
Many nations try both: “Aust-imulus?”
Few subjects have so bitterly divided our insecure times than the double-edged saber of stimulus vs. austerity.
A Marshall plan wouldn’t fix Europe’s woes
By Steven Hill, The Guardian, January 22, 2012
Between Paul Krugman’s call for massive stimulus and the demands of the austerity hawks lies a third way: ‘aust-imulus’
Rebuilding a New European House
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, December 21, 2011
A United States of Europe takes a giant step forward… yet the Euroskeptics still see the glass as half empty
Sustainable Good Society: Why the European Way is Still the Best Hope in an Insecure Age
by Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, November 21, 2011
In the post-collapse era, economic and ecological sustainability increasingly will take center stage. Despite the eurozone crisis, Europe’s social capitalism, steady state economy, pluralistic democracies and environmental policies still provide the best foundation for comprehensive sustainability.
Ranked Choice Voting Is Right for San Francisco
By Steven Hill, Bay Citizen, November 1, 2011
So far RCV’s accomplishments have been inspiring for those who believe that American democracy needs reform.
A Challenge to Social Democrats: Where Is Your Blueprint for Europe?
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, October 24, 2011
Is it time for social democrats to take the lead in drafting a Constitution for the new Europe?
The Arab Spring is an Opportunity…For Europe
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, September 27, 2011
The Arab Spring is a historic moment of opportunity for the Middle East — as well as Europe — that must not be wasted.
I See Nude People: The Miracle That Is Oslo’s Vigeland Park
By Steven Hill, Zocalo Public Square, September 22, 2011
The Decline Whine
By Steven Hill, Washington Monthly, September 19, 2011
The US media has a long history of clucking snidely at Europe.
For Economic Reasons, Israel and the U.S. Should Support Palestine at the UN
By Steven Hill, Forbes.com and Al Jazeera, September 19, 2011
Israelis missing historic opportunity to lead a regional economic renaissance
Ignore America’s Europe-bashing – it’s nothing new
By Steven Hill, Guardian, September 2, 2011
The US media’s crystal ball gazers have a terrible track record on Europe –- so pay no attention to reports of an imminent fall.
The Arab Spring is an Opportunity…for Europe
Steven Hill, Die Zeit, September 2, 2011
The Arab Spring is a historic moment of opportunity for the Middle East – as well as Europe.
Dispatches from Spain: How does a socialist government cope with 20 percent unemployment?
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, August 17, 2011
This article is based on the author’s recent visit to Spain, conducting interviews and research into the impacts of the economic crisis. He witnessed the economic strain, but also the remarkable resiliency of the Spanish people.
The EU should kick Britain out
By Steven Hill, Guardian, August 13, 2011
Few countries need a reality check as much as Britain. From leading Europe into the disaster of the Iraq war to killing off financial reform, the UK has been more destructive than Greece
Battle over US debt ceiling is a distraction
By Steven Hill, Al Jazeera, August 12, 2011
The US economy is reeling in the aftermath of poor decision making, and structural weaknesses that have led to massive wasting of money and resources in three critical areas: military spending, health care and energy/transportation.
The Debt Ceiling Was a Distraction. The Crisis Is With Waste
By Steven Hill, Forbes.com, August 2, 2011
The U.S. massively wastes money and resources in three critical areas: military spending, health care and energy/transportation.
What’s Wrong — and Right — With Greece
By Steven Hill, The Nation, July 20, 2011
When you stroll around Athens or many other parts of Greece, you see gangs of feral yet endearing cats living off people’s handouts, apparently never wondering what would happen if their lifeline was suddenly cut off. Greece, in a way, has been like those felines, except suddenly the free lunch is over.
Patience Europe, Patience
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, July 18, 2011
To understand the present and future, sometimes it’s helpful to revisit the past. In the case of Europe, it is instructive to consider the young United States of America in 1789.
How Social Democratic Parties can find the Electoral ‘Sweet Spot’
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, June 7, 2011
The role of political parties in a representative democracy is a complicated subject that has been analyzed for years by legions of scholars who usually have the benefit of hindsight.
The World Order in 2050: Global Convergence toward the Middle Class Society
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, May 17, 2011
Make state government more efficient, less expensive
By Steven Hill, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2011
America’s Structural Weaknesses Threaten its Future
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, April 27, 2011
The U.S. massively wastes money on defense spending, health care, energy/transportation, and income disequilibrium.
“Why in Europe they have a better standard of living than in the USA” Interview with Steven Hill in Gazeta Wyborcza by Wojciech Orlinski, April 25, 2011 (Gazeta Wyborcza is one of two leading daily newspapers in Poland; the interview attracted wide attention, including over 400 reader comments).
Was Rahm Right? (about progressives)
By Steven Hill, In These Times, April 6, 2011
‘Muddling Through’ Is the New Normal – And I Feel Fine
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, March 22, 2011
Monetary fix for California: Let’s ditch the U.S. dollar
By Steven Hill, Sacramento Bee, March 13, 2011 (a version also was published in The Guardian)
America and Europe: John Locke vs. Saint Augustine
By Steven Hill, The Globalist, March 7, 2011
An Open Letter to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein About Her (lame) Position on the Filibuster
By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, March 4, 2011
Dispatches from Europe, Number 4: Reporting from various locations in Europe
♦ The myth of the overtaxed Europeans and other modern fables;
♦ Merkel, Germany, overthrow Obama, U.S., at G-20;
♦ Sticky glue, social contracts, and fulcrum institutions: a painting in the Rijksmuseum talks to me;
♦ Prague: city of modernity…and martyrs…the Velvet Revolution twenty years later;
♦ Istanbul: ancient city and throbbing metropolis…where east meets west…economic development…and Iranian torturers;
♦ Athens, birthplace of democracy…democracy, the core of the western canon;
♦ Arrival in Greece, epicenter of the (debt) earthquake;
♦ My interview with Greek prime minister George Papandreou…from the top of the Acropolis
Dispatches from Europe, Number 3: Reporting from various locations in Europe
♦ Amazing Germany…declining unemployment…how do they do it?
♦ Oslo’s astonishing Vigeland sculptures – celebration of human bodies and cycles of life;
♦ Bombs, bombs everywhere; Europe ponders America’s return to Bush-lite;
♦ Ancient transportations: walking and bicycling to health;
♦ The European Commission (the most important body you’ve never heard of);
♦ Hope for multiculturalism in southern France…and portable tea bags;
♦ So how’s Europe doing? An up close look
Dispatches from Europe, Number 2: Reporting from various locations in Europe
♦ French protesters: “Where are you Americans?”
♦ Salzburg: “Why don’t you have these things for your people?”
♦ The plight of the Roma minority: Signs of hope;
♦ Trial by fire: populist party makes gains in Vienna’s municipal elections; the challenge of Rainbow Europe;
♦ OKTOBERFEST: a “Stammtisch” of thousands; skepticism over U.S. travel advisory in Europe
Dispatches from Europe, Number 1: Reporting from Budapest
♦ Day one: Budapest, Hungary;
♦ Europe’s conservatives grapple with the economic crisis;
♦ The prime ministers weigh in; what is the proper role and social function of a bank?…European splendor along the Danube;
♦ European doubts about the United States; cautious optimism over Greek debt crisis
Economic Powerhouse Germany
By Steven Hill, International Politik (IP), Berlin, Germany, March/April 2011
Can Krugmanomics Be Saved?
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, February 24, 2011
“Despite the Crisis, Europe Is the Model for the World” Interview with Steven Hill in Lidove Noviny (leading Czech daily newspaper), by Veronika Bednarova, February 23, 2011.
How to Have Fair Elections in Egypt: How to Avoid the Hamas Problem
By Steven Hill, New York Times, “Room for Debate,” February 17, 2011
China’s Democratic Baby Steps
By Steven Hill, Project Syndicate distribution, January 27, 2011 (published by The Guardian, Korea Herald, Japan Times, Toronto Star, Times of India, Burma Digest, Egypt Daily News, Macau Daily Times, Kiev Day and others)
NRA doesn’t scuttle new laws by lobbying, but by magnifying the clout of single-issue swing voters
By Steven Hill, New York Daily News, January 30, 2011 (also published in The Guardian)
Happy 2011: Europe’s Year of Reining in the Banks
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, January 18, 2011
My Lunch at the European Commission: ‘Why is Europe Losing the Public Relations Battle to China?’
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, December 22, 2010
Democracy: Made in China (longer version)
By Steven Hill, Truthdig, December 15, 2010
My interview with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou…from the top of the Acropolis
By Steven Hill, Washington Monthly, December 4, 2010
My interview with PM Papandreou was preceded by one with his Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. I was ushered into a pleasant yet not extravagant office, decorated tastefully with various artworks of Greek culture and personal artifacts.
Reconsidering Japan and Germany (and Paul Krugman)
By Steven Hill, International Politik (Germany), December 2, 2010
Austerity vs. Stimulus: Who’s Right?
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, November 24, 2010
To paraphrase Denmark’s Prince Hamlet, ‘To enact austerity or not to enact austerity, that is the question.’ Unfortunately, dear Hamlet, that is a question without a sure answer. The truth is, none of the experts know what is the correct thing to do.
Germany Speaks Out
By Steven Hill, International Herald Tribune/New York Times, November 12, 2010
United States too uncritical of Israel, says American author
Interview with Steven Hill, By Mustafa Edib Yilmaz, Today’s Zaman, Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 31, 2010
Media ‘Speculators’ Miss History Being Made In Europe
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, October 19, 2010
There’s No Place Like Europe: Steven Hill on Medical House Calls, Multiparty Politics, and Other American Fantasies
Interview with Steven Hill by Alissa Bohling from t r u t h o u t
Steven Hill: “The crisis unites Europe” (interview in Vima, Greece’s leading daily newspaper)
The American writer, journalist and political analyst, talks about the opportunities the economic crisis provides to Europe, and believes that Greece is on the right track.
By Markos Karasarinis, Vima, October 16, 2010 (in Greek, use Google translator)
Angela Merkel is Getting it Right
By Steven Hill, Internationale Politik (Germany), October 4, 2010
The Chancellor’s critics are misjudging today’s challenges and the strength of Merkel’s leadership
The China Superpower Hoax
By Steven Hill, Truthdig
September 22, 2010
China must have the best public relations maestros in the world. How else would a country with a lower per capita income than Iran, Mexico and Kazakhstan, one of the worst environmental records of any major nation, endemic corruption, jails stuffed with dissenters, and a dictatorship, besides, be hailed by so many as the next global superpower?
Europe’s challenge: “Out of many, one”
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, September 18, 2010
Don’t cut Social Security, DOUBLE it
By Steven Hill, New York Daily News, September 2, 2010
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, a debate over Social Security, is heating up. This debate raises fundamental questions about what kind of society Americans wish to live in. The New America Foundation released my study that proposed creative financing that would allow doubling the current Social Security payout, and making it a true national retirement system.
Shorting Economists: The ‘Experts’ Keep Getting it Wrong
By Steven Hill, Truthdig, August 19, 2010
Angela Merkel: The World’s ‘Most Valuable Leader’
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, August 18, 2010
Forget Barack Obama. Forget the Hu Jintao/Wen Jiaboa duo, David Cameron, or Vladimir Putin. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is the world’s most important leader.
The Economic Fallacy of ‘Zombie’ Japan
By Steven Hill, Guardian, August 11, 2010
Europe’s Quiet Revolution: Redefining Power in the 21st Century
By Steven Hill, Spring 2010, EUSA Review
(also published as If Europe didn’t exist we would have to invent it, PS/Public Servant in the UK, July 30, 2010)
Don’t scorn Germany and Japan; learn from them
By Steven Hill, Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2010
Europe Needs a Public Relations Makeover
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, July 16, 2010
Swiss offer a fix for direct democracy
By Steven Hill, July 2, 2010, Sacramento Bee
Closing the ‘Democracy Deficit’ in the EU and US
By Steven Hill, June 17, 2010, Social Europe Journal
By Steven Hill, June 8, 2010, New York Times/International Herald Tribune
Building a Balanced Supreme Court
May 17, 2010, New York Daily News
Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico: US Needs a National Energy Policy like Europe’s
By Steven Hill, May 17, 2010, Social Europe Journal
Greek Crisis Leads to Positive Steps
By Steven Hill, May 14, 2010, San Francisco Chronicle
Europe’s Answer to Wall Street
By Steven Hill, April 21, 2010, The Nation
Europe Tax Model Delivers Much More
By Steven Hill, Sacramento Bee, April 15, 2010
What the Doomsayers Haven’t Been Telling You About Greece
By Steven Hill, April 15, 2010, Social Europe Journal
Inspiration Across the Pond
By Steven Hill, March 29, 2010, E!Sharp
A More United Europe
By Steven Hill, March 22, 2010, Forbes.com
Europe’s Case of ‘Chief Executive Envy’
By Steven Hill, March 19, 2010, Social Europe Journal
Returning the Senate to Majority Rule
By Steven Hill, March 18, 2010, Roll Call
Can Obama Bypass Republicans on Health?
By Steven Hill, Feb 22, 2010, NY Times.com
The Greek Aftershock – Will it Make or Break Europe?
By Steven Hill, February 19, 2010, Social Europe Journal
Lessons for Europe From California
By Steven Hill, February 17, 2010, The Guardian (London)
Americans Pay Fewer Taxes Than Europeans – NOT!
By Steven Hill, January 22, 2010, San Francisco Chronicle
What a Post-American World means for Europe
By Steven Hill, January 18, 2010, Social Europe Journal
Economic Democracy and Codetermination: Harnessing the Capitalist Engine
By Steven Hill, January 15, 2010, The Globalist
Europe’s Post-Copenhagen View of Obama
By Steven Hill, January 13, 2010, The New York Times
Next Steps for Social Democracy: An American Perspective
By Steven Hill, December 16, 2009, Social Europe Journal
Obama Can Create Jobs by Modeling Two Good Ideas
By Steven Hill, December 14, 2009, Christian Science Monitor
Healthcare Tests the Senate’s Credibility
By Steven Hill, November 30, 2009, Financial Times
The Problem Is Minority Rule (in the Senate)
By Steven Hill, October 13, 2009, New York Times
Health-Care Cooperatives Can Work
By Steven Hill, October 12, 2009, Washington Post
America’s Failed Model for the World
By Steven Hill, September 16, 2009, The Guardian
As one Viennese politician told me: “If the American model no longer is the blueprint for the world, what comes next?”
Don’t Want Swine Flu with Lunch? Then Offer Paid Sick Leave
By Steven Hill, June 18, 2009, New York Daily News
What Obama Can Learn from European Health Care
By Steven Hill, March 3, 2009, The Globalist
The Missing Element of Obama’s Economic Plan
By Steven Hill, January 18, 2009, openDemocracy
Imagine a place where doctors still do house calls. Or where childcare is affordable and widely available. Or where all new parents are paid to stay home and care for their newborns, and receive a monthly stipend to pay for diapers, food and other daily needs.
Learning from Europe
By Steven Hill, Providence Journal, January 16, 2009
President Obama would do well to look to Europe for guidance, particularly when it comes to three of the president-elect’s top priorities: energy and climate change, health care and jump-starting the economy.
The Housing Crisis: Main Street Needs Help, Too
By Steven Hill with John Bartlett, October 23, 2008, The Guardian and Capitol Weekly
China’s Robber-Baron Ways
By Steven Hill, September 23, 2008, New York Times
China and the Long Road Ahead
By Steven Hill, World Policy Blog, September 6, 2008
During the Olympics, China showed the world that it can throw a heck of a coming out party. But traveling here afterward, one sees the many complexities and challenges facing this vast and ancient land.
The Trans-Atlantic Clash over Political Economy and Fulcrum Institutions
By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, January 1, 2008
While the United States and Europe share much in common, they also exhibit basic differences, an “American Way” and a “European Way,” that are diverging. In a globalized capitalist world, where all nations are seeking models of development, this clash within the West is every bit as elemental as the clash with Arab-Islam because it is multidimensional — economic, political, social, and international in scope.
Five Myths About Sick Old Europe
By Steven Hill, October 7, 2007, Washington Post
Not so long ago, American pundits and economic analysts were snidely touting U.S. economic superiority to the “sick old man” of Europe. What a difference a few months can make.
Legislators Fiddle While Earth Warms
By Steven Hill, August 3, 2007, San Francisco Chronicle
While the California Legislature and Bush administration dithers, Europe is spearheading innovations. Recently, the European Union agreed to cut its carbon emissions by 20 percent, and to make renewable energy sources 20 percent of its energy mix by 2020.
Real Democracy… Or Dystopia?
By Steven Hill, February 16, 2007, TomPaine.com
These are two very different alternative futures, founded on two very different philosophies regarding representative democracy — elite rule vs. popular sovereignty. We are standing at a fork in the road, and the choice is ours.
Divided we stand: The Polarizing of American Politics
by Steven Hill, National Civic Review, Winter 2005