if you are saying the middle class in the past, was a product of the liberal arts,i would agree! The education that my generation of the 50s have is basically elitist. not everybody could survive in Diliman, ateneo, la salle for that matter. Those who survived ….seems to fare well abroad after initial adjustment. our american was an advantage….it seems the bright young men who were disenchanted with the Marcosian nightmare, left for better clime, not necessarily financial. even with an elite education, you still need connections, palakasan system, to get a job. i am talking about the 50s 60s.