Useless university degrees

There's a huge rage in the US going on over student loans which - a specialty in US bankruptcy law - you cannot default and discharge from, and some states - in other words, the tax payer - are taking measures to get their money back:

In 22 states, defaulters can have the professional licenses they need to do their jobs suspended or revoked if they fall behind in their student loan payments, licenses for things like nursing or engineering. The percentage of Americans defaulting on their student loans has more than doubled since 2003. That's putting a lot of people's livelihoods at risk.

And of course, there are people like a certain Clementine Lindley which happen to have become victim of this:

Fresh out of school, Lindley says there were times when she had to decide whether to pay rent, buy food or make her student loan payments. "There was a time where I defaulted on my student loans enough that I never was sent to collections, but just long enough to, honestly, ruin my credit."

Little hint - avoid all that anguish and study something useful. Your profile says you studied two essential scientifical matters:

  • Liberal Studies
  • Peace and conflict Resolution

None of which, to put it mildly, are in high demand outside of government, quangos and non-profit organizations.

And we should subsidize people studying such matters with taxpayer money or even bail them out? No, there are more worthwhile degrees worth pursuing, like medicine, information technology, hard sciences or technical engineering.