After naming 2011 the year of the Protester, the popular magazine had weighed in on the group of individuals they believe will dominate this year.

While the year of the protester has just passed, 2012 looks to be the year of the entrepreneur.

Jobs are in scarce supply, and underemployment is at an all-time high. Things look bleak. But, truth be told, there has never been a better time for individuals to start new businesses. Taking up entrepreneurship is now an extremely doable means to overcome unemployment and underemployment, and perhaps even get rich. There are certainly enough global, national and local problems that need solving–and worldwide, 2012 must be a big year for innovative problem solvers. TIME

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