It’s not too few scientists, it’s too few opportunities

A friend pointed me to a great article entitled The Real Science Gap , which explores the history of how the current educational system came into being, and how the various pressures have caused the current glut of scientists.  The law of supply and demand is working exactly as expected, and potential scientists are reacting to the employment prospects by choosing other lines of work.

Makes a lot of sense to me!  What do you think?  Put your opinions in the comments below.