“What few pundits seem to notice is that these solo entrepreneurs have created 22.7 million jobs—for themselves. These businesses are a valuable source of income for a lot of Americans at a time when the traditional job market is heading down new paths that are sometimes pretty ugly, even in a recovery. And the digital economy is helping more of them to spring up organically.

I suspect that those in positions of power have little interest in these businesses because they are hard to control and the owners are not as easy to tax as W-2 employees. Neither government nor a big business can own the means of production if it happens to be a 3D printer in your basement or a laptop on your dining room table. It’s the workers—who also happen to be the owners—who do. That is leading to a redistribution of wealth—but not with the usual people in charge.”
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