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An interesting and out-of-the-box look at 1099 freelancers, and the massive role they play in today's economy without the benefits of a 9 to 5 job.
Like many, I became a freelancer because after sending far too many resumes into the black hole singularity of the internet, I realized that I would simply have to make my own damn job. The author's point here that we are more worker than entrepreneur is right on. It feels very much like I imagine the subsistence hunter must feel. Another day, another kill. If I am diligent and lucky I get to do it again. Running a business, and enterprise, is an entirely different animal than freelancing. I have recently shifted tracks again and working a startup venture. An entirely different learning curve -- but I don't feel much more secure. Not yet anyways. We'll see how it goes.