At Work & Economics 101 & Public Square & Theology 101

IFWE’s Midweek Memo – 09.18.13

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Working Harder and Smarter: What Ashton Kutcher and Mike Rowe Have to Teach Us Acton Institute

So as Kutcher and Rowe urge, in the words of the latter, “work smart and hard.” But as Kutcher’s final point in his acceptance speech makes clear, our work needs to be oriented toward something larger. –Jordan Ballor

In Praise of Honest Work MercatorNet

If that deep respect for those who do any kind of honest work, technological or otherwise, were embedded in the ethos and psyche of this nation, the employment picture would largely take care of itself. –Karl D. Stephan

Time for conservatives to champion the poor AEI Ideas

Neither side in Washington has gone to bat for the poor, and it’s time for conservatives to step up to the plate. –Andrew Quinn

7 charts that show just how bad things are for young people Huffington Post

Young people are taking longer to launch their careers, but it’s not totally their fault, a report released Monday from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, found. –Jillian Berman

Entrepreneurship Isn’t Supposed to Be Easy Free Enterprise

Entrepreneurship is being pushed to the ground, over and over. Never in your life will the odds be more against you. But it’s so worth it. –Dan Martell

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