Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | November 16, 2018

Picoblog Question – 2018 – Post #20

Picoblog Question – 2018 – Post #20

Will 50% of the working population in the U.S. be self-employed by 2030?

My two cents, but please share yours:

This prediction may seem unlikely, but it could prove to be true due to two factors.

  • Younger employees preferring to work contract jobs
  • Older employees having a difficult time finding fulltime jobs and deciding to work for themselves.

To see the number of workers who are currently self-employed, check out the righthand side of our familiar U.S. debt clock. 


  1. It’s an intriguing question generally – I think the western world (especially) is entering a period of substantial socio-economic change, driven by the advent of social media and online means of contact, which over the next couple of generations, maybe century, will be as profound as the advent of industrialisation in the eighteenth century (which itself took over a century to play out). For now it involves dispossession of older sources of income and the advent of the ‘gig’ economy, but who knows where it’ll go as time moves on?

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