America invests little in research without profitable/practical applications, as demonstrated by the lack of jobs & funding for individuals with doctorates in the humanities. Do you think we should invest more in humanities research?
Meh. I'd rather it be spent in STEM research
By humanities, I mean fields like history, literature, music, philosophy, etc.
Basic science is also severely lacking in funding.
Why do you think so? I think the humanities are important, but STEM advancement is what will lead to solutions for poverty, climate change, and other big issues.
I think part of the beauty of the humanities is that the study and appreciation of them doesn't require as much money as STEM.
Anyone can write a poem, a book, a song. These things are beautiful partly because both the rich and the poor can create
and enjoy them as equals.
In my opinion, throwing tremendous amounts of money at them would only serve to stratify the humanities, creating a divide--much like what you see in the STEM fields--between the rich and the poor.
In the world we live in today, advancement in the humanities is greatly needed. I'd argue much more so than stem.