A reader alerted me to a story about a young woman who is $70K in debt becuse of student loans but has no career to show for it.
Of course her mistake is that she majored in economically useless subjects such as anthropology, and she had the silly notion that she could do something with her life to "help" people. No one told her that helping people is an avocation for children of the rich. Children of the working class need to earn a living so maybe they can afford to raise children who will be able to help people.
It's easy to say "serves her right" for majoring in anthropology, but I'm sure that no where along the way did people in authority tell her she was making a dumb choice. No, I'm sure the colleges told her how great their anthropology programs were, and they helped her apply for the loans.