Anyone who’s visited a college campus in the past five years probably noticed quite a few lazy, girlish men. It’s not because there’s more trannies than ever. Rather, it’s because we’ve seen more and more men rejecting “traditional male roles.” You know, like the role of hard-working man. Instead they opt for the role of Prius-driving douche nugget.
Turns out Mike Rowe has noticed the same thing (see Mike Rowe Schools Media on ‘Undesirable Jobs’ Again. And It’s Perfect…). Recently he sat down to talk with one of the Koch brothers, Charles Koch, about work and entrepreneurship. Meanwhile it’s likely that Bernie Sanders raged himself into a coronary.
Koch: In recent years, the cost of doing a project… has gone up 50% and taken much longer, and it’s because we don’t have enough skilled people. Whether that’s carpenters, welders, electricians, mechanics, across the whole board.
Rowe: Why do you think work ethic has become politicized?
Koch: I think part of it is that somehow people believe that all of these goodies we have today just appear.
Work ethic matters.
Whether you’re a Koch fan or not, he has a point. Leftists are like helpless, baby birds. Minus the cuteness. They open their mouths and expect to be fed. By whom? The government, of course. And where does the government get their “freebies” from? You, the taxpayer. Thus less people work. Because why work when you’re getting all the benefits for free?
In fact, the statistics show a dip in the male workforce:
The nation’s unemployment rate is half of what it was at the height of the Great Recession. But that number hides a big problem: Millions of men in their prime working years have dropped out of the workforce – meaning they aren’t working or even looking for a job.
In the 1960s, nearly 100 percent of men between the ages of 25 and 54 worked. That’s fallen over the decades. …83 percent of men [aged 25-54] who were not in the labor force had not worked in the previous year. So, essentially, 10 million men are missing from the workforce.
Researches say they aren’t exactly sure what the cause of this is. Even after accounting for tech jobs. My guess? It has something to do with the diminishing value of work ethic. Also, the rise in socialist wimpiness (read Dear ‘Men’ Who Vote Bernie Sanders: You’re Not Men At All).
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