LangAlert: "Micropreneur"

Spotted in a recent Wall Street Journal article:

"It's a trend that began after the economic downturn of the late 1980s, as many laid-off professionals became consultants. Then it seemed temporary, though, tied to bad times. Evidence now suggests that this is our new economic condition. Today, in fact, 20% to 23% of U.S. workers are operating as consultants, freelancers, free agents, contractors or micropreneurs."

Wait a minute, am I a "micropreneur"? Why does that make me feel so ... small?


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