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    our potential has very little potential..., 2011-02-02 20:41:41 | Main | the am-siberian..., 2011-02-10 13:17:17

    the licensed triumphs of neoliberalism:

    Obtaining a permit to carry concealed in the State of Texas requires a 10 hour Concealed Handgun License Certification Course

    Well regulated indeed. A well regulated hair salon, being necessary to the comeliness of a free State, should be held to a higher standard than the citizens' militia:

    WSJ: Texas ... requires hair-salon "shampoo specialists" to take 150 hours of classes, 100 of them on the "theory and practice" of shampooing, before they can sit for a licensing exam.

    The WSJ article should be read in full to understand what it means - after half a century of federal policies to deskill the workforce - when we're told we need more training for workers in order to "win the future". Because there aren't any actual skilled jobs left to train people for we instead have to raise barriers to entry into menial service sector jobs in order to justify the large federal retraining grants that are being grafted by second rate community colleges in order to supply the masseuses, manicurists, locksmiths, yoga instructors, barbers, dieticians, cat groomers, personal trainers, and fight promoters that will ultimately be responsible for defeating the imaginary yellow menance of tomorrow.


:: posted by buermann @ 2011-02-07 13:54:40 CST | link





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