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Brigan Raudales
Dr. Jenkins
18 November 2014
Making in America In the twentieth century, jobs favored unskilled workers. According to the passage, “Making it in America” by Adam Davidson, he discusses labor trends during the 1950s. Low income and inequality has occurred throughout the 20th century, but unskilled labor had equal pay with the rich in the 1950s. In the mid-century income is equal for low-skilled workers because of lack of education. In the 21st century, unskilled workers without a high school diploma or a college degree find it harder to find labor. After machines were developed to be capable of completing one’s job, a low-skilled worker mostly likely will need to find a new job. What is likely to follow after the development of the different machines, that were built during this time, are likely to take away the jobs of low-skilled workers. Labor has decreased for these workers making it hard to find jobs that were normally easy to apply for in the twentieth century. These machines have taken the responsibilities of the workers and have caused a huge commotion. In the1950s, workers with average skills, doing an average job, could earn an average lifestyle. But, today, average is officially over. Being average just won’t earn you what it used to. It can’t when so many more employers have so much more access to so much more above average cheap foreign labor, cheap robotics, cheap software, cheap automation and cheap genius. Therefore, everyone needs to find their extra — their unique value contribution that makes them stand out in whatever is their field of employment. Average is over. During the twentieth century, cheap labor began to slowly transfer over seas to other countries. This became another issue. Jobs started to decrease no matter how educated or skilled you were. Paying workers in other countries would do the United States justice because of how cheap they would pay them…