Sir Ken makes the point that we are not educating contemporary students for the world they will be inhabiting but rather for the 18th century world upon which modern education is based. Economic and political reform will not be enough. We need to be educating the coming generations for the environment that they will be dealing with, on one hand, and on the basis of their individual capacity, on the other. Right now, neither is happening. In fact, contemporary education is contributing to the problem rather than the solution.
This analysis also casts light on why MMT remains out in the cold while nonsense flourishes.
Cognitive scientist George Lakoff has written about the same problem in terms of brain function. The 18th century model under which we are still struggling sees "reason" as separate from and superior to other functions. Contemporary research reveal this to be a false presumption.