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Steven Hill

6 Tech Trends to Watch -- or Ignore -- in 2016

Steven Hill | Posted 01.05.2016 | Technology
Steven Hill

A battle royal is looming for June 2016 in a federal courtroom in San Francisco. The combatants? Uber versus its drivers.

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

Steven Hill | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Steven Hill

The clear and simple truth is that Airbnb has drifted very far from its origins, and is no longer simply a platform of "regular people" hosts. It has morphed into a giant loophole for professional real estate operatives.

How Big Is the Gig Economy?

Steven Hill | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Steven Hill

The gig economy is just one sub domain of what is happening more broadly to the workforce, including just-in-time scheduling and other disruptions to the labor markets, whether as a result of the gig economy, automation and robots, artificial intelligence and other factors.

What We Could Have Saved If Health Care Reform Had Been Enacted Sooner

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2012 | Money

If health care reform had happened a decade earlier, a lot of people might have been able to save some serious cash. That's the conclusion of a rec...

Was Rahm Right About Progressives?

Steven Hill | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

In 2009, then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel infamously said that progressives are "fucking retarded." Lately I've begun to think he was corr...

Reconsidering Japan, Reconsidering Paul Krugman

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steven Hill

During and before the current economic crisis, few countries have been vilified as an economic basket case as much as the Land of the Rising Sun. Paul Krugman has been influential in defining this narrative.

Don't Cut Social Security, Double It

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

Doubling Social Security's individual payout would cost about $650 billion annually for the 51 million Americans who receive benefits. Here are some commonsense ways to pay for it.

Sword-Wielding Porn Actor Wanted For Murder Falls Off Cliff In Stand-Off

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

(AP) LOS ANGELES - A porn actor suspected of killing a colleague died Saturday after falling some 40 feet from a rocky hillside after a standoff with ...

Sword-Wielding Porn Actor Kills One, Hurts Two

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Police searched Wednesday for a porn actor suspected of killing one colleague and injuring two others with a sword that was used a...

Obama's Pro-Union Nominations to Labor Relations Board Stalled

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

By Dmitri Iglitzin and Steven Hill A pitched battle is taking place behind closed doors over the Obama administration's appointments to the National...

The Problem Is Minority Rule

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

Senator Snowe may wield a pivotal vote on health care, but it is in a body that is unrepresentative and anti-majoritarian by design. How long are we Americans going to ignore this constitutional defect?

China and the Long Road Ahead

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

Now that its coming-out party is over, it's time for China to demonstrate that it embraces the goal of improving the plight of its countryside.