What Makes Self-Employment So Attractive For Millennials?

There are many stereotypes and generalizations about millennials, one of the most common being that they are lazy job-hoppers who don’t stay long enough at a job to develop a career. Reports such as this one by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, seems to support this view, showing that an average young adult has held 6.2… Continue reading What Makes Self-Employment So Attractive For Millennials?

Should Tax Rates Be the Same For the Self-Employed In the Gig Economy and the Employed?

"The Gig Economy Could Cost the IRS Billions of Tax Dollars", screams a Fortune magazine headline. Across the Atlantic, the Guardian informs us that the “booming gig economy costs £4bn in lost tax and benefit payouts” to the UK government. Stat after stat highlights the fact that the proportion of people employed in the gig… Continue reading Should Tax Rates Be the Same For the Self-Employed In the Gig Economy and the Employed?

The Gig Economy is a Good Thing. Can it Work for All?

Bethany sits on the park bench, her legs resting on the blue and grey backpack in front of her. Typing on the laptop that sits on her lap, she looks up once in a while at passersby as they hurry to whatever urgent thing awaits them at the end of their journey. She takes a… Continue reading The Gig Economy is a Good Thing. Can it Work for All?