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More Americans Choosing to Work from Home

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More Americans Choosing to Work from Home

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Advances in home office technology have allowed contract workers, consultants and freelancers to create a growing, self-employed work force. In a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, writer Matt Bai argues that U.S. lawmakers need to start thinking about making a self-employed society a reality.

Guests:

Matt Bai, covers national politics for The New York Times Magazine; author of The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics

Sara Horowitz, executive director of the Freelancers Union; founder of Working Today