Temps Get Crushed, Culture Drives Immigration Reform, VC-Turned-Life Coach: July 2

Illustration by André da Loba

Temporary workers are “as important to the global economy as shipping containers and Asian garment workers,” writes Michael Grabell. But America’s temps are getting crushed. [ProPublica]

Hollywood hopefuls are moonlighting as drivers for ride-sharing and taxi startups like Lyft, Sidecar, and Uber, writes Salvador Rodrigues. [Los Angeles Times]

The debate over immigration reform is being influenced by cultural change, not economic circumstances, writes Charles Kenny. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Gene Marks looks back at sequestration’s effect on small businesses. [Huffington Post]

Jason Calacanis talks to venture capitalist-turned-life coach Jerry Colonna about fear of failure and the emotional side of life in startups (video). [This Week in Startups]

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