A few months ago, a friend of mine (another displaced JD working outside the legal field) explained to me that education is a lot like chips at the Casinos. The chips don’t have value per se in the real world. You can’t go to the convenience store and buy anything with the chips, regardless of their theoretical value. You need to take those chips and find someone willing to exchange them for cash. However, it seems that all the people able to convert those chips into cash, that education into work, are unwilling or unable to do so which leaves many of us with a lot of useless chips that look good on paper but can’t put food in our mouths.