. . . Thursday October 14, 2004

Learning. The Hard Way

President Bush seemed to want to avoid the topic of jobs during last night’s debate. Here is one of his few direct answers to a jobs question:

Schieffer: “Mr. President, what do you say to someone in this country who has lost his job to someone overseas who’s being paid a fraction of what that job paid here in the United States?”

Bush: “I’d say, Bob, I’ve got policies to continue to grow our economy and create the jobs of the 21st century. And here’s some help for you to go get an education. Here’s some help for you to go to a community college.”

Uh, but what if you’ve already gone to college somewhere like, say, Yale? Actually, the President is onto something here. If you go to community college and agree to a 92% pay cut, you just might be able to squeeze yourself back into that outsourced job. Actually, skip the community college part. Just move to where the job went.

Come on. If you’re a highly educated, highly skilled worker whose job has been outsourced, there is really only one viable response.

Start a blog.

Concentration is important!