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Synonyms for brainworker

someone whose profession involves using his head to solve problems


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(9) Butler is identified as a "brainworker" of the movement culture of this period in Bryan D.
"brainworkers"); they depend too on the theories of evolutionary racism that London sometimes espoused, theories not unusual for the era and in his case midwifed, no doubt, by Nietzsche.
323), and a "Piper Chewing Tobacco" ad which offered overtaxed (male) brainworkers "poise and soothing, helpful comfort" (June 1916, p.
The nationwide exodus from center city to suburb or from the old, cold Northeast to the new, warm Southwest is today's "conventional wisdom." Every periodical (and conference) tells us that new technologies permit brainworkers to locate anywhere they wish; that the federal government drastically short-changes New York, taking billions more in taxes than it sends back in any form; that the feds saddle the center cities with expensive unfunded mandates they simply cannot afford; and on and on...
In a world of rapidly increasing specialization, in which most brainworkers are obliged to learn more and more about less and less, there is a crying need for more and better popularizers, men and women who can understand what goes on in the various special fields, relate them to each other and to the physical and social world as a whole, and express their findings and ideas in language intelligible to a literate public--a public which includes, or should include, the vast majority of the specialists themselves.
Early examples include the shedding of "brainworkers" (intelligentsia), exemplified by the closing of some newspaper editorial boards in Sofia and the "downsizing" of institutes, such as the Trade Union Research Center.
(60.) Phillips Thompson, The Politics of Labor (New York and chicago 1987), 186-188; Baskerville and Sager, Unwilling Idlers, 171-172; Russell Hann, "Brainworkers and the Knights of Labor: E.E.
Palmer, Dreaming of What Might Be: The Knights of Labor In Ontario (New York 1982); Russell Hann, "Brainworkers and the Knights of Labour: E.E.
Describing intellectuals as "brainworkers" did not make them part of the labouring classes.(51) Charles McKiernan, the proprietor of Joe Beef's Tavern in Montreal, brilliantly brought to life by Peter De Lottinville, was no more a common man than was Frank Smith, the Irish cattle drover who rose to ownership of the Toronto Street Railway and a seat in the Canadian Senate.(52)
Phillips Thompson and Early Canadian Labour Reform," MA thesis, Queen's University, 1994; Ramsay Cook, "The Professor and the Prophet of Unrest," Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, 4th Series, 13 (1975), 228-50; Russell Hann, "Brainworkers and the Knights of Labor: E.E.