I was listening to Software Engineering Daily podcast episode "Complacency with Tyler Cowen"
He mentioned that since the 1980's there has been quite a substantial fall in entrepreneurship. I won't quote him here but linked an article which describes the same statistic he mentions.
"For instance, measured as the ratio of new firms (those younger than one year) to total firms, then entrepreneurship in the US declined by around 50% between 1978 and 2011."
I was quite surprised by the statistic but I suppose I am a software developer and it made me realise the extent which I may be inside my tech bubble.
I'd love to hear all you indie hackers thoughts on this + recommend listening to the podcast episode. It is a concerning statistic in addition to the trends that are described of what the future might hold.