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Hot Under the Blue Collar, Ep. 10

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I just glanced down at the cracked screen on my ancient iPhone, and beheld the most sarcastic headline in the history of modern journalism. COLLEGE WON’T TRAIN YOU FOR A JOB, AND THAT’S JUST FINE Then, I read the article beneath it, and quickly realized the headline is not sarcastic at all. In fact, the…


WSJ: Debunking “Free College for all”

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I am not one to say “I told you so,” but if I were, this would be a swell time to do it. A very smart man named James Piereson has not only written an excellent article in The Wall St. Journal debunking a few of the many flaws in “free college for all,” he…


Hot Under the Blue Collar #9 – The Skilled Trades Offer No Benefits

HUTBC 9 - Mike Rowe

I just found this on my wall. The original is here. I think it’s important. Gauthier’s Heating July 19 at 6:42pm “Our Family Business of 38 years has ceased doing business. George Gauthier started the heating company at his family farm back in 1977 and it has been running under family ownership since then. We…


Robby Totten – Past Work Ethic Scholarship Winner is on his way to being Mr. Fix It

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If anyone fits the old adage, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life,” it’s Robby Totten. As far back as he can remember, Robby knew he wanted to be a heavy equipment operator. It makes sense when you consider his dad worked as one for the town of…


National Review: Stop ‘Cherry-Picking’ One Form of Education

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by ERICKA ANDERSEN Why ‘the world is full of very happy septic-tank cleaners and miserable investment bankers.’ Mike Rowe was headed to the airport after filming an episode of Dirty Jobs when he saw a crew of roofers atop a church on an “impossibly” hot day in Pasadena. In a split second, he decided to…


Hot Under The Blue Collar #6 – “The Solution to NYC’s Man Drought? Date Down.”

HUTBC - 6 Mike Rowe for mrW

Here’s a headline from The New York Post that oughta win some sort of award. “The Solution to NYC’s Man Drought? Date Down.” Apparently, Manhattan has 38% more young, college-educated women than it does similar men. This “academic inequality” has lead to something called a “man drought,” and now, thousands of college educated women are…