Two Snapshots

by Cato  8/27/14

These two graphics are closely related. Unfortunately. Too many junk majors coming out of colleges and universities; too few STEMs. And current federal policy … legislative, regulatory, fiscal and monetary … is making robust economic recovery ever less likely.

The longer we over-produce commercially useless BAs, and the longer that federal policy set continues, the more entrenched each of these dislocations becomes; the more damaging they become, and the harder it will be to turn them around.

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3 Responses to Two Snapshots

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    I wonder exactly how “criminal justice” differs from “law” as a major. Does that mean the latter is mostly corporate law, or that the former really means criminology (which is mostly about why people commit crime, not forensic science, contrary to popular belief)? Still, I notice that many of the most underemployed majors are also those most dominated by leftists. (And in the case of education, they also tend to include the least competent, unfortunately. “Those who can, do. Those who can’t do, teach. And those who can’t teach, teach teachers.”)

    • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

      I find the chart on the left somewhat nebulous. What are “general studies”? When I went to college, there were people who had BA’s in the “liberal arts”, but one had to have a major is something e.g. history or foreign languages and some of the other areas in this chart would fall under the “liberal arts”.

      Although I, too, do not know what “law” as an undergraduate means, I can only pray this does not mean a large number of future lawyers are required.

  2. J.C. Michael says:

    It’s still scary to me that between 25 and 30 % of Engineers are ‘underemployed’. That # should be closer to 10%, IMHO. Just a testament to how badly the Muslim-in-chief and his cronies have destroyed the economy.

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