• "Now that everyone has a project-to-project freelance career, everyone is a hustler. No one I know has a job anymore. They've got Gigs. Gigs: a bunch of free-floating projects, consultancies, and part-time bits and pieces they try and stitch together to make what they refer to wryly as “the Nut”—the sum that allows them to hang on to the apartment, the health-care policy, the baby sitter, and the school fees…. Five hundred employed U.S. citizens aged 18 and over were interviewed via the Internet on January 8 and 9 [2009]. A full one-third of our respondents are now working either freelance or in two jobs. And nearly one in two of them report taking on additional positions during the last six months. Just as startling, these new alternative workers are not overwhelmingly low-income. They’re college-educated Americans who earn more than $75,000 a year. Welcome to the age of Gigonomics.