In an entry headlined "WORK IS NOT THE ENEMY," Mr. Rowe nails his
thesis to his Web page: "We’ve convinced ourselves that ‘good jobs’ are
the result of a four-year degree. That’s bunk. Not all knowledge comes
from college. Skill is back in demand. Steel-toed boots are back in
Don’t believe it? Look at your latest mechanic’s, electrician’s, or plumber’s bill.