Why the age of independence is upon us
Thursday, July 5, 2012/
Work just isn’t like it used to be. We work in different and more diverse occupations, and in different industries.
More paid workers are female and more are part-time or casual. We are having more seasons in our working life, and we work for more money, fewer hours, and do more of it from home.
But perhaps the most profound change in the second half of this new age – which began in the mid-1960s and should last until the middle of the 21st century – is increasing freedom. It was not all that long ago that slavery was abolished, but constraints have continued in one form or another into this new century.
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