Advances in technology, the professionalisation of the skills base, the economic shake-up that was precipitated by the recession, the desires of many to work in a way that suits them: all of these factors have caused the numbers of self-employed and owner-managers to soar in recent years. Government figures show most of the new companies created in the last decade are micro-businesses.
I don't know what Khan's politics are, and I don't care. I don't care what his educational theory is, either. I care about this: he was never formally certified as a teacher. This represents a threat to the public school system like no other in history.
The more corrupt and broken a countries economy is the more larger the "Shadow Economy" becomes. When looking at stats remember how much larger the US GDP is compared to other countries and you will start to get an idea of how large our shadow economy is.
The evidence is clear: the independent workforce is growing - and it's good for the economy. This year, independent workers are more satisfied staying independent and continue to make significant contributions to our nation's economic growth. Sometimes it's difficult to see how your day-to-day independent life is shaping the economy. You're actually part of a larger movement of workers across the country leaving "traditional" work, becoming their own bosses, and building new support systems for themselves (like benefits, services, and communities, which is what Freelancers Union is all about). But just in case you needed more evidence that you're not alone, here it is! Last week, the MBO partners, ...
Jason Brunson's insight:
Whatever you call it the Fourth Economy is on the rise and is poised to be the future of the American economy. As traditional business is mired in labor stagnation a new breed of Independents is rising...
Summary: Every entrepreneur is a digital entrepreneur, with new and emerging technology set to enable innovative businesses to create up to 10 million new jobs for young people among the world’s G20 countries, according to a new report by Accenture.
Silicon Valley's "sharing economy" startups are known for skirting the law, but now they're blatantly violating it. Days after San Francisco's City Attorney asked Apple to ban three "predatory" parking apps from the App Store, MonkeyParking is refusing to shut down, claiming auction off public parking is "free speech."