Speaker Gingrich says that such work would increase self esteem and devotion to the school, the center of learning. Their labors could also place some handy cash in the pockets of the stalwart young. Child labor laws, he says, entrap poor children in poverty. Newt criticizes those who tell poor children in poor neighborhoods they shouldn’t work, shouldn’t get a “hamburger flipping job.” Newt says that enterprising young folk should accept any job that requires them to show up on Monday, and any job that teaches them to stay on all day, in spite of their life crises, in spite of perhaps an ongoing fight with a girlfriend. Maybe Newt is on to something.