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Steven Hill on the “Sharing” Economy

steve hillBerkeley’s city council takes up 10 — count ‘em, 10 — measures to try to address the affordable housing crisis. Councilmember Kriss Worthington joins us in-studio to discuss everything from affordable housing finance to a windfall rental profit tax. Plus: What’s under the hood of the “sharing economy?” We talk to Steven Hill about his new takedown on the Ubers and AirBNBs of the world — and how to make the “gig” economy a fair one. But first: the end of bacon? Mario Nestle joins us to sort the wheat from the chaff on the new declaration from the World Health Organization that processed meat causes cancer.

Guests:

  • Marion Nestle is a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, and the author of many books about food policy–most recently, Soda Politics
  • Kriss Worthington, Berkeley City Councilmember representing District 7
  • Steven Hill, senior fellow with the New America Foundation and the author of Raw Deal: How the uber economy and runaway capitalism are screwing American workers

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