Friday, October 30, 2015

The Gig Economy

The Grapes of Wrath

It's been over 6 years since the bottom of the Great Recession, but the ensuing societal shifts toward a pure Gig Economy have been more than lingering…they seem to be permanent; fewer and fewer workers enjoy the security or perks of previous generations. Many in both the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers had lifelong jobs, medical care, and generous pensions. The price of owning a home was a reasonable multiple to income. Interest rates provided actual real income from savings. 

Today, CEOs no longer "earn" a reasonable multiple to their average employee, and the difference between (I use the word "between" rather than "among" because there are basically 2 classes left: poor/middle class and the uber-rich) classes is wider than ever. Indeed, over the past several years 95% of income gains went to the top 1%.

Given that, it was high time for a resource for the Gig Economy focusing on 5 big factors; employment, health care, family, finance, and education. Over the coming weeks will be spun-off from this blog as a pure play to focusing exclusively on the Gig Economy. will feature authentic stories and interviews with Americans now working, living, and raising a family in the real Gig Economy. It will offer perspectives and best-of-breed practices to help our country's middle class succeed in the face of massive global competition for scare resources.

If you're interested in being featured in one of the "big 5" categories of employment, health care, family, finance, or eduction please let me know.

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