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Can Freelancing for All be the Future of Work?

As globalization, technology and economic reconfiguration take hold, most people’s future patterns of working are changing. But can everybody be freelance? Shift Happens is not the only site to warn that young people are being prepared for jobs that don’t yet exist; that world change is happening exponentially fast, and learners of 2010 will have 10-14 jobs before they are 40. In November 2010 the Professional Contractors Group: PGC ‘the voice of freelancing in the UK’, held its first National Freelancers’ Day to promote the career choice that increasing numbers of people are adopting as traditional job opportunities change, or disappear altogether. A message from the Prime Minister added official endorsement to the concept. It’s not just the UK that is waking up to an emerging freelance workforce of around 1.4m. The USA … Read entire article »

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All End of the World Predictions Proved Wrong, So Far

Major religions, sects or Hollywood prophesying Armageddon – the fact is that while no doomsday scenarios have been fulfilled yet, they could be in the end. In the history of mankind, there have been thousands of predictions about the end of the world. Christians are not alone in believing that prophesied events (in Christianity’s case, the second coming of Jesus, the war of Armageddon, the birth of the antichrist, the Tribulation, the Rapture and horrific natural disasters will trigger TEOTWAWKI (‘The End of the World As We Know It’). However, to take just 2006 to demonstrate the point, according to Religious Tolerance, Ontario, there were 15 significant predictions; obviously none materialised. They ranged from a major earthquake-storm in January, centred on Los Angeles; in May a comet remnant would cause a massive … Read entire article »

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