Jon Roberts consults with local governments and economic developers throughout the country, and almost every time he goes the questions tend to lead to the same point — jobs and how to get more of them.
But Roberts, principal of Austin economic development firm TIP Strategies, has spent much of the past two years pondering and writing about what the term “job” really means in this day and age. The employer-employee relationship is transforming at a fundamental level, he said, and more workers will opt out of traditional jobs and move into what he and other economists have dubbed the Free Agent Economy.
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