Could Trump’s Presidency Upend the Gig Economy and Those Who Rely On It?

The Hill – January 6, 2017

The gig economy stimulates economic growth and entrepreneurship, providing a way for millions around the world to pursue flexible work. It matured under an administration that indirectly nurtured this type of independent work — which at times may have been the only work available for many — through a number of policy initiatives. While a combination of economic conditions and advances in technology played a large role, some of the policies set in place by the Obama administration created a healthy environment for freelancers to pursue their careers without some of the risk that comes with setting out on one’s own.


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