How Politics Created the Freelancing Grey Zone

To the average freelancer, plugging away at their laptop on a borrowed wireless internet connection, their situation may seem to be the accidental confluence of technological advances and a shifting, uncertain employment market. From this perspective the growth of freelancing seems to have been inevitable. Yet today’s website for freelancers should understand that they exist in their current state because of a series of political decisions made over the past few decades that created a grey zone of flexible employment.