Work matters

Books | An excerpt from WORLD’s 2018 Book of the Year in the Understanding America category
by Oren Cass
Posted 3/23/19, 08:08 am

In The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America, Oren Cass offers the best explanation I’ve seen of why Donald Trump is in the White House now. Cass points out how our educational system has a college fetish that leaves most students poorly prepared to enter the workforce. He shows that our gross national product has increased but many workers have had difficulty supporting their families.

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LifeWay to close all stores

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/20/19, 04:38 pm

LifeWay Christian Resources announced Wednesday it will close all 170 of its retail stores this year and focus on digital sales. In January, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention said it would reduce its brick-and-mortar locations due to declining customer traffic and sales. “While we had hoped to keep some stores open, current market projections show this is no longer a viable option,” acting President and CEO Brad Waggoner said in a statement.

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The right horse for the job

Books | A cowboy needs a good string of horses to choose from on the ranch
by John R. Erickson
Posted 3/16/19, 12:09 pm

John R. Erickson, well known as the author of the great Hank the Cowdog series of children’s books, knows cowdogs because he was first a cowboy. He worked on ranches in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles for eight years, and in 1986 wrote a book titled Cowboy Country based on his experiences along the Beaver River in 1978 and 1979. I’ve put excerpts from that book into four baskets labeled spring, summer, fall, and winter. We are publishing in our Saturday Series one “season” each month.

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