Daily Finance does a bit of a post how the state of play has changed in the last two years: Freelance Nation: Why Permanent Jobs may not come back.
This just reinforces it somewhat. The shakedown has forced organisations to restructure how they run and it makes sense for them to acquire Freelancers to fill the gaps. On the flipside Freelancers get greater control, pick their projects and keeps them on their toes. A win/win.
It is sad that it has come about the way it has (through deep cuts during the recession) but I do think it’s for the best.
The future is in micro (even atomic) businesses…