19The Era of the Social Sector1994

Let me start out by saying that it is a great pleasure to be here today and to talk about the nonprofit organization: why we need it, what it will have to do, and what its requirements and problems are.

Manufacturing today is going the way of farming. New jobs are there and plentiful; they are good jobs largely, but different jobs. They require, above all, a great deal of formal education and a great deal of skill, and so they are not jobs in which people out of the factory can easily move into the way farmers 30 years ago could easily move off a very poor farm into well-paid factory jobs with high job security.

This is a social transition. It is not something in which government can do very much. In fact, the ...

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