Sunday, March 01, 2009

Something Fishy This Way Comes

Stanley Fish offers an economic explanation for why the humanities are faring badly at colleges:
Fish and Donoghue, like so many, claim the humanities' downfall is a function of the free market. They argue that with increased pressure to produce students who can graduate into a profession - be "useful" - and financial difficulties, universities are pulling resources from the humanities.
Once free markets are eliminated,
studying poetry will be higher-rated!

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