THE BIG IDEA: Marco Rubio regrets mocking philosophy majors.
“Going back to when I ran for president, one of the moments that people remember is when I talked about how we need more welders and less philosophers,” the senior senator from Florida said in an interview. “Since that time, I’ve actually been reading philosophy a little bit. Like the Stoics. I am, actually, maybe not so negative on philosophy anymore.”
Rubio said his underlying point about the importance of vocational education remains, but he’s come to recognize the need for a more intellectual approach to modernize conservatism and save the country. The senator argues that the primary purpose of capitalism is to provide for human dignity. He has concluded since losing the Republican nomination to Donald Trump in 2016 that corporate executives, by prioritizing shareholders above workers and quarterly profits above the national interest, have caused an existential crisis of confidence in the underpinnings of the free-enterprise system.
I scanned this article, it’s deep, it’s long, it’s probably about 6 printed pages but I am posting it as a resource, it seems to lend itself to “social justice” so those interested can read on it more. I’d almost like to hear him or someone more knowledgeable explain it.