i think the same can be said for lots of professions.
i wish he would have provided some anecdotal evidence with the article, or links to his stats
This is so true- why aren't people telling high school students that getting a liberal arts degree isn't going to give them the skills they need to get a good job (for the most part), because a lot of people coming out with liberal arts degrees get stuck doing the same clerical work that people with no degrees were doing several decades ago. There are a "select few" there as well who find fulfilling jobs that use the skills they learned while getting their degrees.
1) This would discourage people from attending college - and a college degree will get you a number of better jobs than will a high school diploma
2) A lot of people end up in jobs that aren't directly related to their majors. This does not mean that their degrees were meaningless, or that they shouldn't have gone to college. Since I have no friends, I have to use myself as an example - I'm a history major who worked in management consulting. I learned how to research and write in undergrad, and pretty much everything else I needed to know, I learned on the job. Maybe a business/commerce degree would've helped me in ways that I don't understand, but I'm skeptical.
3) Some jobs directly use skills that liberal arts majors teach. Econ, language majors, poli sci all come out with applicable skills. You do acknowledge this group as a "select few," and I do wonder how many people this applies to. I probably could've worked in a museum, but I really didn't want to.