I focused much of my irritation on my own tribe, the Arts & Humanities Tribe in the early years of this blog. My renunciation of - or escape from - them (while hopefully retaining their better values) was an ongoing discussion, and I know many here understood this at a personal level as well. I don't mention them so much anymore, because I feel I have beaten that to death.
Except... these ongoing cocktail parties we call blogs change in attendees over time, and those who are newer may be unaware of that substrate. It is ever thus. Whatever new party you go to, there are already inside jokes, embarrassments that are politely not mentioned, and discussions that have already occurred. So if you have become a regular here only over the last three years, you might amuse yourself by browsing in a random month 2006-2011, or using the search feature for "humanities" or "arts." Some of the material is now dated. Some of it I would backpedal from - just a bit - and all of it I would edit and clarify.
That said, I bring them back after reading an article by a Nigerian woman who was a Philosophy major at Wellesley who then worked for Goldman Sachs about how the aspiring 1% from elite schools might do good in the world. (via bsking, via Scott Greenfield.) I thought of the A&H tribe, and their jobs, and how they will survive automation in 20 or 30 years.
They have figured it out. They have trained their children to rent-seeking from the government. (See also: arts subsidies, educational grants, non-profits)
I don't know if that will last as well as they hope. But it might.