"The Contingent Workforce and Public Decision
Making" addresses rethinking zoning laws, K-12 education, and the role
played by retail. With a growing number of contingent workers in mind
(self-employed, freelancers, or accidental entrepreneurs laid off from full-time
positions) who are predicted to become a majority of the workforce by 2030, Fisher suggests
visiting a Starbucks and looking at the number of working, because, he points
out, "The next economy, of course, is not next: it's already here...So how do we
embed that fact into day-to-day public decision-making?"
You can download a complete PDF of the article here.
Dean Fisher also writes a column for the Huffingtonpost.