ERIC Number: ED452414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Free Agent Nation: How America's New Independent Workers Are Transforming the Way We Live.
Pink, Daniel H.
This book provides a comprehensive examination of the rise of free agent workers, how free agency is transforming the lives of free agents and those around them, problems encountered by free agents, and the future of free agency. The following are among the topics discussed in the book's 19 chapters: (1) the numbers and nuances of free agency; (2) the ingredients of free agency; (3) the new work ethic; (4) the new employment contract; (5) the new time clock; (6) free agency's impact on the economy; (7) the free agent organizational chart and operating system; (8) the free agent infrastructure; (9) matchmakers, agents, and coaches; (10) free agent families; (11) roadblocks on a free agent avenue (health insurance, taxes, zoning); (12) temporary slaves, permanent temporary workers, and the rise of self-organized labor; (13) free agency, retirement, and aging; (14) free agency and the future of education; (15) free agency and the future of offices, homes, and real estate; (16) the path toward free agent finance; (17) the new politics of free agency; and (18) free agency and the future of commerce, careers, and community. A total of 296 chapter endnotes are included. Appended are the results of an unscientific World Wide Web-based survey of 1,143 free agents. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Agencies, Aging (Individuals), Career Development, Corporations, Economic Impact, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Emerging Occupations, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Employment Services, Entrepreneurship, Facility Requirements, Family Life, Family Work Relationship, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Internet, Labor Market, Lifelong Learning, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Offices (Facilities), Older Adults, Political Issues, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Retirement, Self Employment, Small Businesses, Socioeconomic Influences, Tax Rates, Technological Advancement, Temporary Employment, Trend Analysis, Unemployment Insurance, Unions, Work Environment, Work Ethic, World Wide Web, Zoning
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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