Harvard Economist says the Same thing a Berea Economist Says

In the NY Times today Gregory Mankiw makes the point I have been making for years.

Learn some economics:

Economic View:  A Course Load for the Game of Life
To better understand the world in which they will live, students need foundations in economics, statistics, finance and psychology.

This is not meant to be self serving but actually because economics is useful for understanding why the economy fluctuates and why students need to work on “learning to learn,” and continue developing skills in reading, writing and thinking.   College is not the place to “punch your ticket” to get a job.  Any job we might train you for will likely be obsolete in four years.


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