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Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn From the Humanities

by Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro,
The Huffington Post, June 27, 2017

Although they make lots of mistakes, economists are in demand. By contrast, the humanities are in deep trouble. In 2014, President Obama opined that folks can make “a lot more with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree.” A year later, Jeb Bush acknowledged that liberal arts is “a great thing,” only to remind potential philosophy majors to “realize you’re going to be working at Chick fil-A.”


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