2. More people are working for themselves.

Entrepreneurship is hot, partly because startups like <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP006023" title="Facebook" href="/topic/business/technology-industry/facebook-ORCRP006023.topic">Facebook</a> have gained notoriety, and partly because the recession left some workers with no other option. More people became self-employed in 2010 than during each of the past 15 years, according to a report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a think tank that focuses on entrepreneurship. But most entrepreneurs work on their own, without hiring other workers, which means they're not creating a significant number of jobs for the economy.
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( Chicago Tribune file photo by Zbigniew Bzdak / September 17, 2009 )

Entrepreneurship is hot, partly because startups like Facebook have gained notoriety, and partly because the recession left some workers with no other option. More people became self-employed in 2010 than during each of the past 15 years, according to a report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a think tank that focuses on entrepreneurship. But most entrepreneurs work on their own, without hiring other workers, which means they're not creating a significant number of jobs for the economy.

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