Sunday, May 24, 2009 By Aaron Brown
Florida shares a Margaret Wente column excerpt in which the decline of traditional blue collar professions is forcing cultural change, especially along gender lines. Burly beer drinking male factory workers aren't being retrained for service or creative jobs, their wives and children are. Take a minute and think about the implications for the stereotypical Iron Range worker and the rough-around-the-edges (though often misunderstood) Iron Range culture. What kind of culture can endure here or across the Rust Belt over the next 100 years?