I read in our local paper this morning that there is a growing number of college age women who are incurring debt at an alarming rate (school loan, credit cards ....etc) Apparently lots of college graduates are coming out with debt. This got me thinking. In anticipation of such a financial burden, why would anybody choose college majors that, essentially, have poor financial returns. I certainly admire learning for the sake of learning, but in trying times as this it just does not make sense to major in, for instance, art/philosophy/ethnic studies/etc, that YOU know just ain't gonna get you paid much. I hear lots of people advocating for college attendance and the importance of a college degree. What good, may I ask, is that BA in art history when the four or more years of "college education" could have been better spent in trade school. *I must clarify before you all crucify me that I HAVE NOTHING against art history; am merely thinking of an example that would illustrate my point.