Matt Burriesci: The Arts and Humanities Aren’t Worth a Dime
“What role will the arts and humanities play in this brave new world? We cannot measure the value of these disciplines in dollars, so we have decided that they have no value at all, except some token value, like the parsley garnish on a 16-ounce steak.”
How did this view become the default view? This excellent essay tells you this. Can we fix it? I don’t know, but the signs and omens aren’t positive.
We pay a lot of money for some novels and many movies. But otherwise, college graduates are less prepared for them, don’t know much about what was written a few years ago, and really are getting a very expensive preparation for finding a job. My two cents.