Thank low-skilled workers

Veronique de Rugy

At Thanksgiving, we rightly give thanks. And let’s be clear, amid all the commotion consuming daily headlines, we Americans do indeed have a lot to be grateful for. We are still relatively free. We are also incredibly successful – a prosperity that would not be possible without exceptionally talented and driven entrepreneurs and the courageous investors who support them. But this year, I want to give special thanks to the workers we call “unskilled”.

They may not have acquired the know-how or the years of education that the people you see on television have, or the academics, the tech gurus, or the financial market experts. But low-skilled workers are nonetheless among the unsung heroes of our lives.

AOC, so full of nonsense, talks about ‘unskilled’ workers

Before I begin, I want to challenge an increasingly popular mistake. It has become a talking point of the political left to insist that low-skilled workers do not exist. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., for example, tweeted earlier this year that “the suggestion that all work is ‘unskilled’ is a myth perpetuated by wealthy interests to justify inhumane working conditions, little or no health care and low wages.” Many have since jumped on the bandwagon to make the same point. But that’s completely absurd.

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