Giving Thanks for Low-Skilled Workers

On Thanksgiving we rightly give thanks. And let’s be clear that, amid all the turmoil that consumes daily headlines, we Americans do indeed have a lot to be thankful for. We are still relatively free. We are also incredibly prosperous — a prosperity that would be impossible without uniquely talented and driven entrepreneurs and the courageous investors who back them. But this year I want to give special thanks to those workers we call “low-skilled.”

They may not have acquired the know-how or years of education possessed by the people you see on TV, or by academics, tech gurus or financial-market whizzes. But low-skilled workers are nevertheless among the unsung heroes of our lives.Before I begin, I want to challenge an increasingly popular fallacy. It has become a talking point of the political Left to insist there are no such thing as low-skilled workers. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D‑N.Y., for example, tweeted earlier this year …

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