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Friction is Good

“Online life is so delicious because it is socializing with almost no friction.” So remarks David Brooks in a recent op-ed column in The New York Times. Mr. Brooks goes on to discuss differences between the online “cocktail party” environment and the “book club” environment of offline learning: the search for meaning, context, understanding and … Continue reading Friction is Good


Contractor or Employee? The Answer May Have Changed

“Independent contractor” is more narrowly defined according to a lengthy July 15, 2015, Department of Labor (DOL) interpretive memorandum. The narrower definition might change the previous classification of many workers from independent contractors to employees.   The DOL deemphasizes the degree to which a business controls an individual’s work and focuses instead on a six-factor … Continue reading Contractor or Employee? The Answer May Have Changed