5 reasons we shouldn't over-regulate America's new gig economy

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My first job out of college was also my most traditional: I was an office worker with about 60 friendly coworkers, employer-provided insurance, paid time off, and direct deposit.

To many, that surely sounds like an ideal situation — super stable, super safe. But I found it stifling, and wanted out after less than a year.

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