Yesterday I caught the last few seconds of TV commercial that shows at least one hair styling/cosmetology school sees the opportunity in the rotten job market for college graduates. Essentially, a 20-something woman makes the pitch that just months earlier she’d been an unemployed college graduate, but by enrolling at XYZ school, she’s poised to actually get a job, etc., etc., etc.

Kudos to the school for finding a need and filling it. What a pity that years of failed economic policies have created the need. As this story points out, nearly half of recent college graduates either can’t find a job or are underemployed. Is this really a “recovery”?