CURRENT AFFAIRS: It also takes smarts and skill

…to work outside the now standard box of technology. In today’s New York Times, an interesting and enlightening article on “The Case for Working With Your Hands.

The Princeton economist Alan Blinder argues that the crucial distinction in the emerging labor market is not between those with more or less education, but between those whose services can be delivered over a wire and those who must do their work in person or on site. The latter will find their livelihoods more secure against outsourcing to distant countries. As Blinder puts it, “You can’t hammer a nail over the Internet.” Nor can the Indians fix your car. Because they are in India.

Thanks to Time Goes By for the link.

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