Viewpoints

In the morning, I received an email with the subject, 'When English Majors Earn More Than Engineers'. The main point of this article from Vault, is that if you are one of the good English majors, you are better off than mediocre engineers. This article used statistics (like "The top quarter of earners who majored in English make more over their lifetimes than the bottom quarter of chemical engineers") in an optimistic way for the English majors, in terms of jobs prospective. However, the same exact statistics can be used to defend the opposite side--even if you are one of the top performers in English, you can only make as much as an okay engineer. I guess this article's logic is convincing as long as people assume that English majors make really, really little.