Freelance Nation: “The Greatest Economic Transformation in Human History”?
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
More and more micro-entrepreneurs are using online services like Etsy, Kickstarter, Uber and Lyft to create their own jobs. Welcome to the new DIY economy.
This week, New Tech City introduces you to the drivers, the Airbnb hosts and the other entrepreneurs making a living (or supplementing their income) in today's "sharing economy."
"We are going through the greatest economic transformation in human history," Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, tells host Manoush Zomorodi.
According to one recent report, more than 40 percent of us will be freelancers, contractors and temp workers by 2020.