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Enough Is Enough by Dan O’Neill, Rob Dietz

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[ CHAPTER 10 ]ENOUGH UNEMPLOYMENT

Securing Meaningful Jobs

Ultimately society, not the economy, determines how many people are out of work.

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WHAT ARE WE DOING?

Deb Wren is the ideal employee, and her work ethic is one reason why. She grew up on a dairy farm where hard work was the norm, and she routinely helped with chores during her school years. Although she left home to attend college, farm life left a strong impression on her, so after earning her degree, she returned to the family farm to work alongside her father. Wren’s warmth and positive attitude shine through, even as she describes her struggles tending a herd of cows in the frozen winter of upstate New York.

“It was so cold, and we had fifty or sixty new calves—a huge ...

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