Author: Steven Hill
By Steven Hill, Handelsblatt, June 16, 2017
(German version “Warnung und Verheißung für die Wirtschaft” here)
Instead of chasing Google or Facebook, Germany should take the best of its innovative Mittelstand and combine it with a homegrown startup scene.
All over Germany, I hear various political and business leaders asking the same questions: “Where are the German Facebooks, Googles, Amazons and Apples?…
Interview with Steven Hill, A2larm, Czech Republic, May 30, 2017
Prague interview: “If we are not careful, technology will destroy us”
My interview with A2larm, by editor Václav Drozd, an important publication in Prague, Czech Republic, on the pros and cons of “platform capitalism” and digital technologies.
Interview with Steven Hill, Lidové noviny, May 29, 2017
Lidové noviny (Prague) interview: Uber a Airbnb? Zregulovat, říká jejich kritik. Tvrdí, že ničí taxikáře a hotely Zdroj
Interview by Jan Klesla, Lidové noviny, May 29, 2017
By Steven Hill, Berlin Journal, May 27, 2017
English excerpt from the Introduction of Die Start-up-Illusion: Wie die Internet-Ökonomie unseren Sozialstaat ruiniert by Steven Hill, published in German in May 2017 by Droemer Knaur.
When travelers arrive at Berlin’s Tegel Airport and exit Terminal A with their roll-aways, they are immediately greeted by a monstrously large billboard in the quasi-shape of a giant football goalpost.…
Lecture by Steven Hill, Telefonica Basecamp, May 11, 2017
Gruenderszene, May 11, 2017
Nicht alles, was die Startup-Welt hervorbringt, ist automatisch gut, sagt der Journalist Steven Hill. In seinem neuen Buch knöpft er sich die Szene vor. Mit seinen Aussagen darüber, dass Startups den Sozialstaat ruinieren würden, entfachte der US-Journalist diese Woche auf der Republica eine lebhafte Debatte.
(Excerpt from Die Startup Illusion: Wie die Internet-Ökonomie unseren Sozialstaat ruiniert, published by Gruenderszene, one of the leading publications in Germany covering the startup economy) https://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/startup-illusion-stephen-hill-buchauszug…
By Til Knipper, Tagesspiegel, May 10, 2017
Review of Steven Hill’s book Die Startup Illusion: Wie die Internet-Ökonomie unseren Sozialstaat ruiniert
Wired.de, May 9, 2017
An article reporting on Steven Hill’s appearance at Berlin’s re:publica 2017 conference, and discussing his new book Die Startup Illusion: Wie die Internet-Ökonomie unseren Sozialstaat ruiniert
By Benedikt Plass-Fleßenkämper
Wie könnte Deutschland so innovativ und flexibel wie das Silicon Valley werden, dabei aber eigene Stärken beibehalten?…
Lecture by Steven Hill, re:publica-Berlin, May 9, 2017
re:publica – Festival for the Digital Society, Berlin , Steven Hill keynote speech, “Future of Work: How can Germany be a leader in the Digital Economy?”…
Deutschland Radio/Deutschlandfunk Kultur, May 9, 2017
Author Steven Hill is interviewed on Deutschland Radio/Deutschlandfunk Kultur by host Dieter Kassel about his new book Die Startup Illusion: Wie die Internet-Ökonomie unseren Sozialstaat ruiniert (link to audio and transcript; the interview is in German)
In seinem Buch “Die Start-up-Illusion” blickt der Journalist Steven Hill auf die Kehrseite der Internet-Ökonomie: So würden sie deutlich weniger Jobs schaffen als die traditionelle Wirtschaft – und oft nur prekäre.…
By Steven Hill, In These Times, April 5, 2017
Ranked choice voting offers a proven solution that empowers communities of color as well as candidates.
Ferguson. Michael Brown. Racial tensions at the University of Missouri. St. Louis being crowned as the fifth most segregated city in the United States.
If ever there were places in need of racial healing, they are the state of Missouri and the St.…
By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, April 3, 2017
Most Americans don’t realize it, but yesterday, April 2 the US quietly celebrated the centennial of an event that is as auspicious as Martin Luther King’s birthday or July 4, Independence Day. On April 2, 1917, Jeannette Rankin from Montana was sworn in as the first woman ever elected to the U.S.…
By Steven Hill, American Prospect, March 13, 2017
Everybody knows that for decades Big Tobacco profited from deception and clever marketing. The companies even conducted their own studies and concluded—surprise, surprise—that tobacco was a safe product with no link to cancer.
Now Uber has been caught in a similar ruse.…
Washington Post, March 10, 2017
(Interview by Frederick Kunkle)
Steven Hill, who wrote about Uber in his book about the sharing economy, compared Uber’s alleged deception about its autonomous vehicles to the practices of Big Tobacco. Uber is betting big on developing an autonomous fleet of driverless taxis, but it has also been accused of deceptive claims about its self-driving program before.…
by Steven Hill, Die Zeit, February 16, 2017
(English version; for the original German version, click here)
Recently I was having a pleasant conversation in Berlin with a highly-regarded professor and former university president when the conversation turned unexpectedly disagreeable. We hit an impasse as we discussed the impact of new digital technologies on society and the economy, specifically the impact on jobs and the labor force.…
By Steven Hill, American Prospect, January 30, 2017
Why Uber’s business model keeps bleeding money—and how it might yet right itself as a useful but less grandiose venture
Uber, the wildly popular ride-sharing company, now hopes to pioneer both self-driving and self-flying vehicles. But long before Uber gets to that futuristic strategy, the company’s core business model appears to be in serious trouble.…
CityLab, December 14, 2016his 2015 book Raw Deal, he describes seeing more and more of his peers toiling under similar conditions.…
Interview with Steven Hill, CityLab, December 14, 2016
by Jake Blumgart
A sharp critic of the gig economy says a “portable safety net” would help today’s untethered workers.
Unlike most experts who pontificate about the gig economy, Steven Hill is actually part of it. The 58-year-old author, formerly a fellow at the New America Foundation, hasn’t worked at a permanent position for several years.…
by Steven Hill, Guardian, November 16, 2016
WikiLeaks and a network of anonymous hackers have become a major influence – but are they enhancing our democracy or undermining it?
A new and disturbing factor emerged during this presidential election, and one that may change elections forever: democracies are now at the mercy of hacking and surveillance technology – and those who control it.…
By Steven Hill, EU Observer, October 31, 2016
On Sunday the European Union and Canada finally signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or Ceta, following an 11th hour resolution between Wallonia and the European Union.
The pressure on tiny Wallonia and its politicians was immense, as it was being blamed for scuppering a trade agreement that was seven years in the making, and turning the EU into a laughing stock before its Canadian partners and the world.…
By Steven Hill, Huffington Post, October 13, 2016
Many hipsters and “new tech” enthusiasts are enraptured by the so-called “sharing economy” and its leading companies, such as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft. If you really believe that these companies have anything to do with “sharing,” then you really need to see Company Town.…
By Steven Hill, Die Zeit, October 5, 2016
(published in German, here is the link to the German version)
Many people from across the political spectrum are shaking their heads over the recent Apple tax scandal. But it is only the latest example of the corporate malfeasance and misconduct that have flourished as politicians and regulators on both sides of the Atlantic either failed to do their jobs or actively contributed to a tainted corporate culture.…
Interview by Andrew Ross Sorkin, CNBC, October 4, 2016
Author Steven Hill is interviewed by host Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC’s Squawk Box. Here’s the link to the broadcast.…