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Is Algebra Useful?

Forbes – John Ewing

“On the face of it, such an assertion is absurd. Would these people make equivalent arguments for other subjects? What do you think the Freakonomics percentages would be for biology or chemistry or history or Shakespeare? Has Mr. Mathews dissected small animals in his current job? Does he perform titrations or calculate moles per liter? Do Freakonomics listeners refer to ancient Greece or Egypt “on a daily basis?” How about life lessons from Lord of the Flies or Catcher in the Rye? How often do listeners recite poetry in their everyday work?” (more)

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