Demand, Meet Supply

Around 2012, there was a big concern that we desperately needed computer science majors or the economy would falter. Quite a bit of hand-wringing ensued, though the underlying premise was mostly debunked.

It’s 2019, and now people can’t even get into computer science classes.


“I had a faculty member who came in with an offer from a bank, and they were told that, with their expertise, the starting salary would be $1 million to $4 million,” said Greg Morrisett, dean of computing and information science at Cornell University.

The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class

The market provides!

See also Kamala Harris’s Disappointing Economics.