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Viewpoint: Thomas L. Friedman

From The New York Times: “Obama should stop using the phrase—first minted by Bill Clinton in 1992—that if you just ‘work hard...

“Obama should stop using the phrase—first minted by Bill Clinton in 1992—that if you just ‘work hard and play by the rules,’ you should expect that the American system will deliver you a decent life and a chance for your children to have a better one. The truth is, if you want a decent job that will lead to a decent life today you have to work harder, regularly reinvent yourself, obtain at least some form of postsecondary education, make sure that you’re engaged in lifelong learning, and play by the rules. Technology and globalization are wiping out lower-skilled jobs faster, while steadily raising the skill level required for new jobs. More than ever now, lifelong learning is the key to getting into, and staying in, the middle class.”

Thomas L. Friedman in The New York Times

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