Not-so-great resignation

January 31, 2022

A recent article by The Economist with an accompanying episode on their Money Talks podcast debunks great resignation along with the antiwork movement as mostly transitional in the U.S. and virtually non-existent in continental Europe.

The phenomenon has often been quoted in relation to freelancing, but as The Economist argues, the data don’t hold up. Over the long term, there has been a steady decline of entrepreneurs in America. Even the current surge of full-time freelancers is unlikely to upend that trend.

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