Singapore probably regrets mistreating technical professionals. You can read all about it here.
Just like the humanities and liberal arts professors in the US who now have to explain why their students can’t get decent jobs or pay, I think engineering professors and policy makers are not getting the idea of becoming an engineer right. I remember my professors doing everything they can to counter the fact that being an engineer is uncool. On hindsight, I think their efforts only makes things worse.
To truly understand why we are not getting enough engineers, I think we need to look closely at how a society like Great Britain divides their population into social classes. With that deeper insight we can possibly understand how to encourage folks to do more engineering work.
First of all, we need to understand the notion of capital. Those who read financial blogs understand that financial capital …