I've been thinking about that book lately as I consider my structural place in an economy that doesn't want to pay for the skills I've got.
With LB, I've been reading a lot about work in the form of Katy and the Big Snow. Cities that work, where everyone has a job, imagine that. I've been trying to introduce my Lois Lenski's to LB, but so far nothing has caught her fancy.
My attempts at Lenski indoctrination may be unsuccessful, but we did take LB on a field trip to Slater Mill (first water-powered cotton textile mill in America), where we learned a lot about child labor and the Rhode Island System of industrial labor (hire the family and get the kids for cheap). Maybe life an an unemployed intellectual isn't so bad after all.
LB was most impressed by the river that once powered the mill, and least impressed by the loud, creaky, underground water wheel: "No like it! No like it! No wheel, no!"