To be clear, I do think finance & law are important, but too many smart people in the US go into those fields. Also, too many MBAs.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 8, 2020
Curious to hear everyone's thoughts on this. I don't know if I necessarily 100% agree with the statement-- I would argue that many software engineers, etc. are "creating" and innovating at tech companies (despite being under the company's umbrella). Personal anecdote, but when I told a friend's dad that I was working at a HF last summer, he said, "All of you kids, all you want to do is move money around and you don't want to create anything." Do you guys think that this is just a generational discrepancy (older generations grew up in a culture that valued manufacturing and production as opposed to our current services economy)?
(No, I'm not saying that a job in finance isn't valuable, just want to hear thoughts, hopefully from older members of the forum)
EDIT: The tweet was in reference to something he mentioned in the Joe Rogan podcast (summarized here: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/07/elon-musk-too-many...)