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1 researchok  Fri, May 13, 2011 3:01:57am

Terrific video.

2 Obdicut  Fri, May 13, 2011 6:33:56am

Excellent speech.

We could trade 50 stockbrokers for a single plumber, and we'd be getting the better end of the deal.

3 lawhawk  Fri, May 13, 2011 6:34:52am

Rowe is a great speaker to talk about this kind of stuff. He's done tons of work in all manner of industry and sees just how dangerous and tough so many different trades are.

And he's got one of the best voices on TV anywhere.

4 lawhawk  Fri, May 13, 2011 6:36:18am

And there's something else - the education system is skewed not towards providing trades type jobs, but instead a service industry that is disconnected from the base skilled labor needed to make everything else possible.

5 Killgore Trout  Fri, May 13, 2011 7:41:25am

re: #4 lawhawk

And there's something else - the education system is skewed not towards providing trades type jobs, but instead a service industry that is disconnected from the base skilled labor needed to make everything else possible.

I'm not sure a PR campaign would do much, It;s a cultural thing. Plumbers, carpenters, etc are not respected in our society no matter how necessary they are. This also ties into the immigration debate because we need to import laborers who will actually these jobs that most natural born Americans feel is beneath them.

6 Obdicut  Fri, May 13, 2011 7:46:52am

re: #5 Killgore Trout

We glorify the amount of money made far above how it was made. It's a problem with the strict adherence to market capitalism that's been pushed for so long.

7 Daniel Ballard  Fri, May 13, 2011 8:17:44am

re: #6 Obdicut

We glorify the amount of money made far above how it was made. It's a problem with the strict adherence to market capitalism that's been pushed for so long.

Agreed. All to often to get the big dollars one must ignore their own conscience. Big salaries buy off our inner wisdom of what's right. Few of us can hit it really big time wealthy and keep our hearts & souls intact.

8 laZardo  Fri, May 13, 2011 8:47:15am

re: #2 Obdicut

Excellent speech.

We could trade 50 stockbrokers for a single plumber, and we'd be getting the better end of the deal.

...has Mike done an episode as a stockbroker?

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9 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, May 13, 2011 1:13:15pm

Semi-related video I watched last night on the back of this one:

Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe on Lamb Castration, PETA, and American Labor

If you have the twenty minutes to spare, it's worth the watch.


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