White collar pencil pusher (hee hee) Tom Purcell takes his class to task for glorifying desk jobs at the expense of blue collar trades. At one level, we could see this as simply a populist rant of "darn all those rich lawyers!", but at another level, it makes a lot of sense. How much more prosperous wouldour country be if we did less paperwork and more real work? To borrow a phrase from my line of work, entering data into Oracle is not a value added operation.
We could start to implement Purcell's idea by ending federal funding for student loans altogether.
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