A while ago I pointed out a dismal comment by Marco Rubio deploring that we have too few welders and too many philosophers. Now the philosophers are responding, with arguments and data. Douglas MacLean of the UNC philosophy department has writes in Time for November 12, 2015. “Some data are useful: …some of which we post on our department Web page. Studies have shown philosophy majors have outperformed nearly every other major on the law-school aptitude test, the GREs, and the GMAT, the admission test for business schools. (They also out-earn welders.).“ His article is called “Who Needs Philosophers?” and is worth reading in its entirety.