Comments on: Stuy-Town capitulates http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/stuy-town-capitulates/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jian1312 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/stuy-town-capitulates/comment-page-1/#comment-10049 Tue, 15 Dec 2009 00:56:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/stuy-town-capitulates/#comment-10049 We have been relying on experts, who in turn rely on their (very sophisticated) spreadsheets, mathematical models, computer programs based on complicated models, when making real life decisions. While these modern tools are great and can be very useful, let’s not forget they are just tools, they are not real life, and they aren’t full representations of real life.

These experts are usually frighteningly bright people … in their narrow specialty, outside of which they may turn out to be fish out of water. This begs questioning into the way we have been churning out college graduates. Have we been focusing too much on specialization, while ignoring the importance of a more balanced education? Are we doing that to the detriment of our own future?

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/stuy-town-capitulates/comment-page-1/#comment-10043 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 21:21:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/stuy-town-capitulates/#comment-10043 OPM baby!

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