I think you should beware of another illusionists trick there: You present first the wooden horse, let people examine it to see that, no, no greeks inside.
Then you distract, do the switcheroo, and presto: out come the greeks.
Bologna did want to break down monopolies, that's true. But, it also wants to create a university education market. And you should already know the implications of that.
It means that education becomes a product to be sold, one from which to profit... be it needed or not.
And it means making it possible to manipulate the market (shortage shouting, hello!?!), in order to set up revenue loops between certain movers in the market, regardless of the damage that such loops invariably inflict upon the surrounding society.
I suggest, that the student loan issue you're concerned with would not have been possible to create without bologna.
Keeping up Bologna's good rep is just part of preventing it's effects from being mitigated. Like revering the wooden horse, protecting it from harm, even proffering gifts to it and asking questions of it.
Another good example of the stoker-type shortage is the WWII muleteers. The army would've liked to use many many more mules and draft animals... but there weren't enough competent handlers... i.e. muleteers.
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