The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker

The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker

Mike Rose


Featuring a brand new preface for the tenth anniversary

As did the nationwide bestseller Nickel and Dimed, Mike Rose’s revelatory e-book demolishes the long-held suggestion that folks who paintings with their palms make up a much less clever classification. He exhibits us waitresses making lightning-fast calculations, carpenters dealing with complicated spatial arithmetic, and hairdressers, plumbers, and electricians with their aesthetic and diagnostic acumen.  Rose, an educator who's himself the son of a waitress, explores the highbrow repertory of daily employees and the negative social fee of undervaluing the paintings they do. Deftly combining learn, interviews, and private historical past, this is often a type of infrequent books that has the means either to form public coverage and to light up normal readers.

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