Why philsopher’s might be optimistic about future job prospects, form Matt Buriesci at Guernia.com, in the ironically titled article “The Arts and Humanities aren’t Worth a Dime.”
Yes, really, Buriesci is predicting that future job prospects for philosophers are more promising than for engineers. Engineers can be replaced with algorithms, but sound judgment, appreciation of history, and appreciation of art is not.
Warning: This is not a quick obvious read. There is irony, twists, and turns, in how he develops his article, and he reaches his main point at the end of the article.
Tony Waters is czar and editor of Ethnography.com. He came to us from the Sociology department at California State University at Chico where he has been a professor since 1996. In 2016 though he suddenly found himself with a new gig at Payap University in northern Thailand where he is on the faculty of the Peace Studies Department. He has also been a guest professor in Germany, and Tanzania. In the past, his main interests have been international development and refugees in Thailand, Tanzania, and California. This reflects a former career in the Peace Corps (Thailand), and refugee camps (Thailand and Tanzania). His books include: Crime and Immigrant Youth (1999), Bureaucratizing the Good Samaritan (2001), The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture: Life Beneath of the Marketplace (2007), When Killing is a Crime (2007), and Schooling, Bureaucracy, and Childhood: Bureaucratizing the Child (2012). His hobby is trying to learn strange languages–and the mistakes that that implies. Tony is a prolific academic, you can read more of his work at academia.edu.or purchase one (or more!) of his books from Amazon.com.