Asking tough questions about the gig economy
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Asking tough questions about the gig economy

Whenever you’re introduced to someone, one of the first questions typically asked is “Where do you work?” Today, “What are you working on?” might be more appropriate.

That’s because the U.S. workforce is increasingly composed of freelancers, independent contractors and the otherwise self-employed. Yet Washington has mostly remained on the sidelines as the U.S. economy, workforce and workplace have undergone perhaps the most dramatic transformations in decades.

Some two dozen people are considering running for president in 2016, and none of them are talking much about these issues. That’s remarkable.

Whether by economic necessity or by choice, as many as one-third of U.S. workers now find themselves piecing together two, three or more on-demand work opportunities to make a living. This is often called the gig economy or the sharing economy.

Whenever you’re introduced to someone, one of the first questions typically asked is “Where do you work?” Today, “What are you working on?” might be more appropriate. That’s because the U.S. workforce is increasingly composed of freelancers, independent contractors and the otherwise self-employed. Yet Washington has mostly remained on […]

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