philosophy is the new econ

NYTimes: On the rising popularity of philosophy among college students. What a waste. Nothing replaces the utility or sense of empowerment which springs forth from the vigorous study of computer science.

Some, like Ms. Onejeme, the pre-med-student-turned-philosopher, who is double majoring in political science, see it as a pre-law track because it emphasizes the verbal and logic skills prized by law schools — something the Rutgers department encourages by pointing out that their majors score high on the LSAT. (emphasis added).

This lends grist to my theory that Law is “applied philosophy”.  Both share in their confusing, arbitrary, and long-winded practices, not to neglect their famously insufferable practicers (come on, look at photo.)

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