America, Land of the Free...lance

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Benefits shmenefits. Whether 800,000 lose their unemployment checks now or later, it's time we admitted that we're in a Gig-conomy, and will be for at least a generation.

I'll say it again -- mostly because I have another Gig-conomy link. By way of example, a part-time marketing job at action apparel company Grenade Gloves advertised as being perfect for a mom generated 52 responses in one day. "The candidates ranged from overqualified managers to people who could barely spell," says Grenade controller Floyd Sklaver. "It's heartbreaking."