NYT: What Happened to the Craftsman

See on Scoop.itNogginQuest

The waning of manufacturing in the economy may be resulting in a dilution of craftsmanship – long a vital ingredient in the American self-image as a can-do people.

“In an earlier generation, we lost our connection to the land, and now we are losing our connection to the machinery we depend on,” says Michael Hout, a sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sounds like now would be a good time to help our country and personal piggy banks by learning a skill.

What sort of new skill interests you?
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