May 20, 2009

Mike Rowe Explains It

A very engaging and thoughtful talk by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs. He ties together some of his experiences on the show, philosophy, and the increasing contempt in which out society now holds manual labor.

He also points out the obvious but increasingly ignored fact that theory and practice are two very different things.

I highly recommend you take 20 minutes of your time and watch this. It is important.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 08:24 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Yogi Berra said, "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they're not."

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Fri May 22 17:56:11 2009 (+rSRq)

2 Oh I know way too many tales of when OHSA started putting putting in work rules that turned out to cause casualties. You had people who had never done "labor" in their lives making up rules. Government "equal opportunity" rules killed most of the company sponsored apprenticeship programs. Companies would hire kids from training schools then the college educated "managers" would sneer at them. So people left and they couldn't figure out the reason for turnover and why they couldn't get people.

Posted by: toadold at Sat May 23 00:38:04 2009 (l7PFt)

3 A fantastic presentation.  Rowe is clearly very bright and well-educated.  I agree this is must-watch material. I'm glad that Silicon Valley people got this message.

Posted by: Ravenor at Fri May 29 00:29:30 2009 (NB3q/)

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