Engineer advocates traditional liberal arts
"A Liberal Arts Degree is More Valuable than Learning Any Trade"
"I’ve made it a lifelong habit to do things I know nothing about. I’m a hardware engineer who started, and still runs, a billion-dollar software company. I have a couple of degrees in engineering from MIT and a Harvard MBA."
Mines the role of higher education in the current and future socioeconomic environment, suggesting that a traditional liberal arts education holds more value than a technical or vocational curriculum.
Notes that all employment able to be outsourced to China and India will be and all jobs capable of being performed by technology will disappear from the market. When lower level jobs are lost, employers will still need thinkers who can perform the higher level problem solving and creative innovating that stimulate the economy. Vocations will always quickly become outdated, but the cognitive skills generated by an intense liberal education will promote adaptation and innovation into the future.
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Source is Forbes.
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