Here is a link to another article about work and dignity which seems to me to tie up with the earlier "Why Work" posts that I made. It's by Sherrod Brown, a Democratic senator from Ohio who ran a successful "populist" campaign. He begins: "To create wealth in America, we make it, we grow it or we mine it." I suppose the word "make" is pretty wide, but from the article it seems pretty clear that he is thinking about industrial production. One can question this limited definition of "creating wealth" - and later on, Brown affirms the value of jobs that don't fit his definition, like teaching or healthcare work - and still hear his central assertion: "When we devalue work, we threaten the pride and dignity that come from it."