For many, “college” has become a debt-burdened enterprise that forces 18,19, and 20 year-olds to choose a major that will secure employment post graduation without a firm grasp of their skill sets, let alone any consideration whether they will actually like their chosen field.
The logic is rational; make oneself as marketable as possible for the industries that are hiring. But this line of thinking also comes with a downside.
I’m not suggesting that one forgo a business degree to become a philosophy major. I am suggesting, however, the ethics that is taught in business school will be bolstered greatly with an understanding of and appreciation for Plato’s Republic.