A decline in tool use would seem to betoken a shift in our relationship to our own stuff: more passive and more dependent.
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Shop Class As Soul Craft

Shop Class As Soul Craft

Mar 28, 2022-- "Matthew Crawford was on what most people would think was the "right track." Then he left his job as executive director at a think tank in Washington to open a motorcycle repair shop. In his book, Shop Class as Soulcraft, he makes the case that our society has placed too great a value on white-collar work and not enough value on the trades. Crawford tells host Guy Raz that the mechanical arts have a special significance for our time because they cultivate the less glamorous virtue of attentiveness." More in this NPR piece. (2282 reads)


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