This College Professor Has A Message For Liberal Arts Majors
Hunter Baker’s fed up with people denigrating liberal arts degrees. Based on the results of a study published in the Wall Street Journal, he says:
It turns that out that while students who major in a wide variety of professional fields out-earn their liberal arts peers at the outset, the liberal arts majors tend to pull ahead in later years.
How does he explain it?
The person who has mastered a particular market-driven skill of today is in a good position to profit in the short term, but given that we live in a highly dynamic society, the better long term investment is an education that equips the person to learn for the rest of his life. The liberal arts, if taught well and approached with desire by the student, have the ability to unlock almost any subject the student wishes to learn for years to come. If you understand how to think, how to draw lessons from past experience, how to write and speak, how to calculate, and how to put information through the kinds of tests which yield knowledge, then you have the tools you need.
Or to put it briefly: “You learn how to learn.”
The Cowardice of Wendy Davis
Jonah Goldberg writes:
Tom Bevan of RealClearPolitics slammed Davis for being “too cowardly to give a straight answer, let alone a thoughtful one, to a straightforward question that goes to the heart of a matter she has made the signature issue of her political life.”
I agree. But Davis is merely at the forefront of the cowardice epidemic. On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade earlier this month, President Obama couldn’t bring himself to say the word “abortion,” preferring instead virtually every poll-tested buzzword. Indeed, in all of the “war on women” noise, abortion is almost always wrapped in the velvety euphemisms of “women’s health” and “reproductive choice.”
France’s Future at Risk From Unnatural Families, Say Protestors
This appeared in the UK’s premier left-leaning newspaper, which explains the left-leaning angle to the story, but good to see even the French rising up.
Amazon Plunges Into Christian Publishing
The data must look good for Christian books.
The Abortion Rate Hits 30-Year Low
The US abortion rate fell by 13 percent from 2008 to 2011, and reached the lowest rate since abortion was made legal in 1973.