Matthew Crawford
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process

June 24, 2009 NailingEdit


  • philosopher and a mechanic
  • neither wears a tie
  • people who don't with their hands aren't working
  • owns his own motorcycle repair shop
  • knowledge work v. manual labor
  • Stephen never reads instructions
  • some jobs are dumbed down
  • in one job he had, he produced crap
    • there was no check on the quality of his work
    • no external standard
  • he damaged knowledge itself
    • took it down from the inside
  • mechanic
  • electrician
  • plumber
  • no diesel mechanic classes at the universities he attended
  • pernicious means bad
  • his PhD was in political philosophy

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