Education-- that long term investment into human potential-- is a big thing, if the number of names in the Nursing-, Computer- and English/Engrish (and otha Ranguage)- specialist schools and programs that have been showing up on the radar is anything to go by.
Even truants, and frauds like myself, can see it.
The question now becomes "Why aren't we getting rich off of it?"
It's keeping us fed, yes. But we need more than this...