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Why self-employment is the future of work

Most new jobs created since the recession have been freelance—and Britain is leading the trend

By Hamish McRae   219

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Self employment: “whatever your attitude you have to acknowledge that this is a seismic shift in the way we live now.” 

We are so attached to the idea of getting and having a job that it is hard for us to grasp the scale and speed with which labour markets are changing. It is possible, indeed probable, that people entering the workforce today in the world’s developed economies will spend half or more of their working lives not in steady jobs but being self-employed.

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