The Origin of the Word Freelance and Why it Should Make Us HappyWriting for a targeted publication such as Deskmag can have certain side effects, namely that you begin to pass the information around you through the broad filter of freelancing and coworking. You hear an album that was recorded in the artist’s bedroom and think about self-determination and access to cheap technology. You see a film about pirates and think about organization and collaboration. And you work as freelancer and think about the origin of this term.
Liquid Freelance in Europe: The German wayOn Tuesday we kicked off our mini-series exploring the freelancer in Europe. Deskmag presented to you the trials and tribulations of working freelance in the United Kingdom, and now we are going to delve into the rather complicated ins and outs of the German bureaucratic system. What does it actually mean to be freelancing in Europe? And in the midst of the Euro-crisis and its contracting unity, how different does it get from one country to the next?
Liquid Freelance in Europe: British StyleFreelancer in Europe. Sounds like a paradox - the figure of a freelance professional has flourished during the 20th century, primarily in the United States and has recently become a more important aspect of fiscal policy in Europe, despite a more rigid and regulated economic and bureaucratic structure. But, what does it actually mean to be freelancing in Europe? This will be the first article, out of a series of three, that will explore liquid freelancing in three different countries.
Toward a digital urban exodusMany cities of the world are facing an unexpected phenomenon: urban exodus. No longer constrained by a localized workspace, an increasing number of freelancers are enjoying mobility, and ultimately leaving stressful and polluted cities. After the rural exodus, following the industrial revolution, are we now facing a digital urban exodus. Perhaps this movement is now following the digital revolution?
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