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Going local is the sort of Millennial mantra that gets play on both sides of the partisan playground. For conservatives, going local is about devolution, federalism, small government, and individual responsibility. For liberals, going local is a political act of opposition to faceless corporations and bureaucracies, a cultivation of authenticity and...
"If this doesn't work out for you, you can always pick up a trade." This short, seemingly encouraging epithet, encapsulates both the hypothesis behind this paper and the motivation for the Building Meaning Project. Our working hypothesis is that a social bias against employment in the skilled trades exists in this country.