constant air of self-congratulation…
ANOTHER ROUTE TO PRODUCTIVITY?
In the December/03 issue President Randel (“From
the President”) emphasized the importance of continued
investments in higher education. In reality, the U.S. invests far
too much in higher education, with 20 percent of all bachelor’s
degree holders between 25 years old and 65 years old holding non-college
level jobs, as measured by the U.S. Department of Labor. One of
the reasons that so much manufacturing has been lost from the U.S.
to other countries is that so many of the best students follow what
turns out to be the empty promise of a university degree rather
than developing a trade and devoting their energies to improving
I believe we should invest more in training and,
selectively, more in higher education in the fields that will strengthen
the U.S. trade balance.
Harry C. Moser, MBA’81
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