Found from Incendiary Insight:
A quote from the letter.
"In each case, I shared my theory that most of these “problems” were in
fact symptoms of something more fundamental – a change in the way
Americans viewed hard work and skilled labor. That’s the essence of what
I’ve heard from the hundreds of men and women I’ve worked with on Dirty
Jobs. Pig farmers, electricians, plumbers, bridge painters, jam makers,
blacksmiths, brewers, coal miners, carpenters, crab fisherman, oil
drillers…they all tell me the same thing over and over, again and again –
our country has become emotionally disconnected from an essential part
of our workforce. We are no longer impressed with cheap electricity,
paved roads, and indoor plumbing. We take our infrastructure for
granted, and the people who build it."
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