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The majority of those who are self-employed tends to be more workers like a fruit stand vendor, and less like an entrepreneur. Photo: Getty Images.

Americans tend to regard those who are self-employed as go-getters who can’t abide the rules and regulations of the corporate world and go out on their own to pursue whatever they define as success. Alas, in much of the world today, that definition is a far cry from reality.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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