"Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers." -- Marco Rubio in the November 10 Republican Debate
1. No. Philosophy majors make considerably more over the course of their careers than welders. (Source: http://nyti.ms/1HwzyH1 )
2. It should be “fewer philosophers,” not “less philosophers.” Rubio would know that if he had majored in philosophy.
3. Carly Fiorina had a double major in philosophy & medieval history. Ben Carson became a pediatric neurosurgeon after majoring in psychology (a major that was mocked by Jeb Bush in a recent campaign speech: http://washex.am/1ROk0yV ). Jeb Bush majored in Latin American studies. Ted Cruz majored in public policy. Rand Paul is a college dropout and self-accredited ophthalmologist. Rubio himself majored in political science. The Republican candidate with the most conventionally “practical” major is Donald Trump, who majored in economics (and who has led four companies to bankruptcy: http://onforb.es/1J0zM6I ). To the best of my knowledge, none of them is a certified welder.
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