July 19, 2019

ATTITUDE PROBLEMS: The way Americans think about blue-collar manufacturing work is a bigger threat than robots. “People view these jobs as welders or mechanics as the consolation jobs of our society. These jobs are not a consolation prize.”

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He said that for many Americans, the view of manufacturing that persists comes from 19th-century novels about industrialization. “What we need to do is convince people that when they enlist in a factory or garage … it is not dark, dumb and dirty, but bright and smart and you have to be pretty capable to work there.”

Indeed.

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