MIT Engineer Says that Study of Liberal Arts is More Valuable than Learning a Trade

Why it that? Because:

“The people who will succeed in more expensive labor markets like the
U.S. will be those who can think creatively and generate the IDEAS that
will propel economic growth. Such skills are best fostered in a
traditional liberal arts environment…. If you teach students one trade, that skill might be obsolete in a few
years. But if you teach people how to think and look at lots of
information and connect dots – all skills that a classic liberal
education gives you – you will thrive.”

This doesn’t mean that students should avoid learning technical skills. The best path forward is a hybrid of liberal and technical learning.

More here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/vivekranadive/2012/11/13/a-liberal-arts-degree-is-more-valuable-than-learning-any-trade/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

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