Particularly if you’re a guy: good money, useful work, and in a decade or so the tilting gender demographic in the college-educated demographic means that you’ll end up marrying well anyway. By 2050 “blue collar” might have the same connotations that “pink collar” had in 1950: a category where men work until they can get married to a high-earning member of the professional class.
What? Just reacting to Megan McArdle’s “Why Your Little Alma Mater May Go Extinct” (via Instapundit). I know that I’m being callous to the education industry by shrugging at their looming collapse, but then it feels like half of those people scream invective about my side of the political spectrum at any opportunity and all of them pretty much hate my side’s guts. What am I supposed to be, St. Francis of Assisi?
…Well, yes, I am supposed to at least try; but I’m getting over a cold. The best I can do is recommend that colleges start offering degrees in plumbing and welding and other useful things. Take the money out of the social sciences department… dang, I’m being mean again.