Podcast: How the Government Ruined my Work Ethic

Here’s the story of how my summer on the payroll of the Virginia Highway Dept. ruined me for life – I’ve had PTSD regarding hard work ever since. At least I learned how not to shovel. The 6 minute spiel concludes with Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole evicting me from her office after I asked too many questions about job training boondoggles. Give the first 30 seconds a gander – new, improved podcast for The Future of Freedom Foundation


This podcast was spurred by a story originally published in The Wall Street Journal and later in Public Policy Hooligan.


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2 Responses to Podcast: How the Government Ruined my Work Ethic

  1. Rick Hanson November 1, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

    Ha! I remember reading about this when the book came out, but I especially appreciate and love an author’s reading of it. Keep up the good “work”, Jim. 🙂

    • Jim November 1, 2018 at 5:04 pm #

      Thanks for watching & commenting, Rick! My old days on the back roads of Warren County are gone but not forgotten.