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Manufacturing Matters, Self-Reliant Children, Willpower in Abundance

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Feb 1, 2018
  • 02:20:04

Why Manufacturing Still Matters (20:22) Louis Uchitelle covered economics and labor issues for the New York Times for twenty-five years. He is the author of Making It: Why Manufacturing Still Matters and The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences. In the 1950s manufacturing generated nearly 30 percent of U.S. income. Over the past fifty-five years, that share has gradually declined to less than 12 percent at the same time that real estate, finance, and Wall Street trading have grown. Louis Uchitelle explains why manufacturing still matters in the USA. German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children (1:08:22) Sara Zaske is an American writer who lived in Berlin for six and a half years. She is the author of the newly released book ACHTUNG BABY: AN AMERICAN MOM ON THE GERMAN ART OF RAISING SELF-RELIANT CHILDREN. How and when should a parent step in to resolve problems that children face? If there is a fight should a parent step in or should the parent let the kids work it out? Sarah Zaske lived in Germany and witnesses a different style of parenting. She preceives that Germans know something that American parents don’t (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with self-reliance and provides practical examples American parents can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults. Willpower in Abundance (1:52:32) Chris Napolitano, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Willpower is essential in the well-balanced life. You need it to think critically, to stick with a problem until you solve it, and in regular, daily life. The key to all this is if you believe you have willpower in abundance. Chris Napolitano talks about the infinite resource of willpower. Show More...

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