What justifies a yeshiva bachur's study at university?
Now I do have a theory that there was a change in attitude toward secular subjects post-Holocaust. I think that the subjects of literature and other aspects of culture were regarded as enhancing in a way they are usually not today. However, the notion that education is only justified because it will lead to great income potential is not symptomatic only of the frum world but of modern American attitudes. Hakesef ya'aneh es hakol.