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Old 03-26-2017, 06:39 PM
 
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Well .. Bill Gates never finished college. So I guess you could say the best degree is no degree at all.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:39 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Because those things wouldn't exist without those worthless degrees. #LiberalLogic
Not to the extent that we've come to enjoy them. Would you say, for instance, civil engineering or mechanical engineering would exist without degree programs in those fields? They might, but we'd get ****ty roads and machines that don't work that well. Some people are skilled as artists, linguists, actors, etc. So why not nourish those pursuits, too?
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:40 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Well .. Bill Gates never finished college. So I guess you could say the best degree is no degree at all.
Bill gates is an extreme outlier. Let's not make such statements based on the experiences of a small handful of people.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:47 PM
 
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Bill gates is an extreme outlier. Let's not make such statements based on the experiences of a small handful of people.
Not as much as you think. Granted they may not be as prosperous but there are many in IT who do not have degrees. Personally I believe most engineering degrees can be boiled down to two years. More like vocational training.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:51 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Not as much as you think. Granted they may not be as prosperous but there are many in IT who do not have degrees. Personally I believe most engineering degrees can be boiled down to two years. More like vocational training.
Maybe in IT. There are a lot of engineering fields that can't be boiled down to vocational training.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:57 PM
 
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Not to the extent that we've come to enjoy them. Would you say, for instance, civil engineering or mechanical engineering would exist without degree programs in those fields? They might, but we'd get ****ty roads and machines that don't work that well. Some people are skilled as artists, linguists, actors, etc. So why not nourish those pursuits, too?
Do you really think that this country needs tens of million of liberal arts degrees? Do you really think that most of these people are making significant contributions to their fields?
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:57 PM
 
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Maybe in IT. There are a lot of engineering fields that can't be boiled down to vocational training.
I don't know. Went to engineering school in th 80's. Dropped out do to useless crap. Was going for BSEE Was required to take fortran and drafting. Drafting? The industry already had CAD. And fortran? Try assembler or C.
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Old 03-26-2017, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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My only advice is for folks with degrees in fine arts, media journalism, advertisement, art, English, music, fashion design, photography and literature. You better buy a bus ticket and move to nyc and San Francisco. You can get a good job paying 50k a year and live in a hip neighborhood in Brooklyn with roommates.
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Old 03-26-2017, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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1. Journalism
2. Horticulture
3. Agriculture
4. Advertisting
5. Fashion Design
6. Child/Family Studies
7. Music
8. Mechanical Engineering Technology
9. Chemistry
10. Nutrition
11. Human Resources
12. Theater
13. Art History
14. Photography
15. Literature
16. Art
17. Fine Arts
18. Psychology
19. English
20. Animal Science

No wonder this nation is screwed! Check out how many students graduated with these degrees in the 2008-2009 timeframe! And to think that thousands of students are in DEBT over this crap!

Useless College Majors, From Journalism to Psychology to Theater - The Daily Beast
What makes you think you can place an economic value of fundamental knowledge?

All majors are equally important. No major is "useless". What you're saying is, some majors are useless because of the free-market since there's an oversupply of individuals possessing that knowledge and/or that field of study is not being demanded in the market.
Sounds like you didn't learn economics very well. Might want to go study it again.
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Old 03-26-2017, 07:53 PM
 
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i would also add airplane mechanics and welding inspectors, just because there are schools turning out thousand of these every year, and there just not that many jobs available. If they can find a job, they are worth they weight in gold. Its not the job but the for profit schools that turning out more than needed.
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