As a freelancer who joined the gig-economy by necessity and not by privilege of expertise or a wish…
Michael K. Spencer

I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s experience. Indeed, I wrote a post about “The Hook-Up Economy” ( in which I argued the relative benefits of going steady or even getting married to a single employer — for those who have the opportunity to do so. I’m fortunate to be in a highly privileged position, and I recognize that most people don’t have access to the same opportunities. I hope I’m making good use of mine.

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