The Way of the Mercenary

For too long, we've let missionaries define us

The gig economy is obviously an economy of mercenaries. The connotation is explicit in the term freelancer, which literally meant a mercenary knight in the European Middle Ages: a “free lance” with no fixed allegiances. The label mercenary is nearly always applied pejoratively (by missionaries of course), in terms of shallow motives like maximizing mon…

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