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Diplomas vs. Dirty Jobs
Reason.com, by Nick Gillespie

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Posted By:MDMuskrat, 3/21/2014 12:41:52 PM

"If we are lending money that ostensibly we don´t have to kids who have no hope of making it back in order to train them for jobs that clearly don´t exist, I might suggest that we´ve gone around the bend a little bit," says TV personality Mike Rowe. Rowe is the longtime host of Discovery Channel´s Dirty Jobs, where he takes on gigs straight out of Bob Dylan songs: working on fishing boats, sewer systems, oil derricks, slaughterhouses, and more. "There is a real disconnect in the way that we educate vis-a-vis the opportunities that are available,"

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Long, but extremely thought-provoking...and humorous. Mike even addresses that ugliest of "c-words": Compliance.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 3/21/2014 1:38:51 PM     (No. 9778654)

Mike Rowe is an American treasure.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Brittany, 3/21/2014 2:25:42 PM     (No. 9778737)

When my son was floating thru high school we really turned his attention to learning a trade. Then he took his SATs and qualified for the college advanced honors program and that was that. I still think that he was made to be an entrepreneur when he earned his way into a partnership doing sound for bands in a year off from college. (He presided over turning a fraternity around and blew his GPA)Yes, Mr. Rowe.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 3/21/2014 2:46:48 PM     (No. 9778767)

Mike Rowe "get´s it". I´d really enjoy talking to the man in depth about any number of things. Smart, not just educated.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: absalom, 3/21/2014 3:03:27 PM     (No. 9778780)

Rowe states the obvious. The credential fad is a recent phenomenon. In fact, moderns, despite their fatuous conceits, are insignificant dwarves, standing on the shoulders of massive giants.
*Greece created, Comedy, Tragedy, Geometry, Physics, Philosophy, Logic, etc.
*Rome created Architecture, Engineering via roads, bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, sewage systems, granaries, etc.
The Medieval Universities created Theology, Astronomy, Vernacular Languages, etc.
The Germans created Classical Music, the Calculus, Chemistry, etc.
And just think; these poor things didn´t realize how deprived they were w/o degrees and credentials!

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