11 November 2015

Welders and Philosophers in the Republican Debate

In the Republican debate tonight, Rubio was quoted saying, "Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders than philosophers."

Actually, Socrates was stone mason by trade. Machiavelli was a public administrator. Locke was a physician and also worked in government. So, being a philosopher and having a trade or profession can be quite compatible.

Maybe he should have said that we need more philosophers who are welders by trade.