Many people touting the value of a humanities degree underscore how it provides a global perspective for students who will be entering a global marketplace. But in “Why I’m Not Preparing My Students to Compete in the Global Marketplace,” McKay Jenkins argues the global marketplace is a “dispiriting place.”
In his view globalization has simply brought us problems like global warming, environmental degradation, and uneven economic development. He urges his students to look for jobs in local economies instead. It’s a provocative argument.
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