Unlike me, Atrios gets read when he says this. ...Of course, even he is not read by the people who need to get the message.
So long as college grads are fucked, the economy won't recover. The boomer generation is set or screwed already. My parents' generation is still going, but they are largely too established in one way or another to be the source of change. My generation and even more the one following are the ones that can really get us back on track (economically, anyway, politically, we still need the older folks). If we're in debt to our eyeballs and having a hard time finding decent jobs things won't get better fast enough.