Monday, March 06, 2017

Making The Work Ethic Cool


I saw Mike Rowe on TV last week trying to make people enthusiastic about working for a living: "If you want to make America great again, you've got to make work cool again". Isn't it a shame that you even have to say such a commonsense thing today, when working used to be something everyone (especially men) did automatically? It was either work or starve. Now it's work or stay home and collect welfare. What a sad state of affairs when you have to shame people into it.  How about making work necessary, and making work your duty?  Let's make the work ethic cool again!

Look at the exciting news on the jobs front today: "Exxon said it has embarked on a $20 billion plan to build or update manufacturing and refining facilities on the Gulf Coast, something the company predicts will create 45,000 new jobs." That sounds mighty cool to me.

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