How economists rode maths to become our era's astrologers - Alan Jay Levinovitz | Aeon Essays
Francis Tseng

Since the 2008 financial crisis, colleges and universities have faced increased pressure to identify essential disciplines, and cut the rest. In 2009, Washington State University announced it would eliminate the department of theatre and dance, the department of community and rural sociology, and the German major - the same year that the University of Louisiana at Lafayette ended its philosophy major.