Isn't the problem ubiquitous......societies have 'evolved' from subsistence level agrarian communities necessitating numerous younger laborers, through the industrial era which also required an abundant supply of workers in order to provide items either previously non-existent, or unobtainable, for the masses......to today where huge farms require few operators, factories, mainly in Asia, are spewing out a surfeit of mostly junk that nobody really needs.
What percentage of the world's ('employed') population actually produces anything anyway, and what percentage are involved in meaningless make-work projects?
Has anyone ever done a comparison of today's university/school/college curricula vis-a-vis say, that of the 1950s-1960s.....to ascertain how the ratio of 'bird courses' versus those that prepare people to actually 'do' something, has increased, (or not)?
I suspect society, (Western society in particular), has, and continues to produce, a massive overabundance of 'counsellors', 'Your Name/Pet Project Here Studies', and the like.......'professions' taught by professors whose primary function is to create other professors to......
Something has to give.....the agrarians were exhausted by day's end, today's under/unemployed are bored & demanding and filled with feelings of resentment, deprivation and entitlement.
Exit, pursued by a bear.
William Shakespeare, Stage direction in "The Winter's Tale"