If there is only one thing I could take away from the "Economic Crisis" it would have to be this.
The only safeguard against unpredicability of the world is education. Being able to understand the world and plan to accommodate for it are only possible with education.
The uneducated "Reserve worker" is the first person to be cut from the economic engine. Having an education and a skill that is unreplicatible is only safeguard against unemployement. 9 out of ten times thats aquired through education. You are not born with abilties that will keep you employed, unless you work in a sexual field, and even that can require training.... LOL
This world is unfair to be sure, the best weapon you can have is an education.