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Why the school-college-job pathway is about to go extinct | Jamie Merisotis

  • Published on Feb 24, 2019
  • The automation age will render the traditional concept of "jobs" obsolete. Human work is about to undergo an historic shift. Is the education system ready?
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    Jamie Merisotis is a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, education, and public policy. Since 2008, he has served as president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Merisotis is the author of the widely-acclaimed book America Needs Talent, named a Top 10 Business Book of 2016 by Booklist. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Washington Monthly, Politico, and other publications.

Comments • 614

  • IHEartLReoy
    IHEartLReoy 2 months ago

    Pretty much everybody complaining has never worked a real job. Just go get one there’s plenty. Accelerationism is not correct and humans have said what you’re saying before literally every single major shift in human history, all for nothing too because our species is very adaptable.

  • mike95826
    mike95826 2 months ago

    First we have to get over this non sense of, GO TO COLLEGE...WARE A SUIT... SO WE HAVE TO PAY YOU MORE. College tends to make a lot of useless middle managers that are there only to put a buffer between the elites and "the great unwashed" that actually do the work. Doing the things that make a society work such as making a car or flipping a burger.

  • KR Strid
    KR Strid 2 months ago

    Pros like doctors need college. First time jobseekers do not.

  • curtisw0234
    curtisw0234 2 months ago +1

    Too busy looking at them teeth to listen to what this guy is saying

  • Michael Adams
    Michael Adams 2 months ago +1

    Beware.... He's basically saying you'll be a contracted hired at will worker, with a 1099 and no benifets. When you're laid off.... No severance pay, no unemployment insurance.... No health insurance.... No social security, 401k or pension.

  • Obey Silence
    Obey Silence 2 months ago

    Germany integrated learning and working already many years with their dual vocational training.

  • Jose DuBois
    Jose DuBois 2 months ago

    Education is mainly signalling with a mix of necessary skill acquisition.
    Companies use these reliable signals to tell the potential good employees from the potentially poor ones.

  • Underdawgification
    Underdawgification 2 months ago

    Get fucked you retarded Boomer. How about we just say "fuck it all" and instead go door to door killing Wallstreet executives, globalists and faggot enablers such as yourself? If we killed 10million fat feminists or 10 million dumb degenerate leftists like yourself I'm sure there would be enough jobs.

  • SmokesWithWolves
    SmokesWithWolves 2 months ago +2

    I had this problem with learning web design. By the time I got out of collage everything I learned about HTML, coding, and Java was outdated and nobody would hire me. I ended up in a loop of "I can't get a job without experience, but I can't get experience without a job." I never found a job and ended up joining the military (partially) so I wouldn't end up on the street. I never wanted that. I wanted to be a web page designer. Collage is a scam.

  • Meh Jones
    Meh Jones 2 months ago

    Rich people want you dumb. You can bet their kids go to college. Don't listen to this

  • Heiner Ali
    Heiner Ali 2 months ago

    Wise CEO's will not except these mis-educated & radialized lefty millenials.
    If you are thinking of going to your time & money !!!

  • Gabriel Serrano
    Gabriel Serrano 2 months ago

    Education system always was behind. School will be good for jobs like government certified jobs like engineering, nursing, and scientific jobs. Certificates in computer technologies and Management skills are a trend like Udacity, Lynda, coursera and etc.

  • edthewave
    edthewave 2 months ago

    This whole channel is Koch funded propaganda. Of course they want more people to get bachelor's degrees (more debt) work as interns and contractors (less pay and benefits) and have less social safety nets.

  • Cislord SoyBlue
    Cislord SoyBlue 2 months ago

    Blow up the central bank and the government and everyone else will pick up the pieces. People will then own a piece of the system and will have a stake in it.

  • PhokenKuul
    PhokenKuul 2 months ago

    This guy is full of crap. What he is proposing is perpetual unpaid internships. That benefits no one but large corporations and the 10% of the populations that owns 90% of valued stocks. You can't learn mathematics on the job and you can't understand any form of science, technology or engineering without mathematics. And there are plenty of other examples of knowledge bases that you need in order to build understanding of complex subjects. This man and his ilk are shysters, con-men and liars.

  • Tony Nobo
    Tony Nobo 2 months ago

    This Baby Boomer didn’t even touch AI.

  • Je Cr
    Je Cr 2 months ago

    Somebody please help this man's teeth

  • Sergio
    Sergio 2 months ago

    The limiting factor is IQ. You cannot take a manual labor worker with an IQ of 90 and train him/her for an engineering job that requires an IQ of 120.

  • Chad B
    Chad B 2 months ago

    Or more socialism, putting people before profits, i think it may catch on?

    • Austin
      Austin 2 months ago

    • Austin
      Austin 2 months ago

      Chad B I agree that to an extent the free market is an illusion, especially because there are so many regulations that hurt new businesses, and benefit established ones. People have to go through such ridiculous government hoops that it is hard to survive as a small business owner.

    • Chad B
      Chad B 2 months ago

      +Austin The "free market" is an illusion, propaganda, bull-sh1t.
      Our lives are dominated by the super rich.
      9 of 10 new business fail in the first year.
      I mean there is no metric, save for propaganda, that shows capitalism in a good light.

    • Austin
      Austin 2 months ago


  • Max Fmv
    Max Fmv 2 months ago

    colleges turned into money making machines and political propaganda machines. doomed to fail. paying 50K per annually to a non-profit school for liberal artsy degree is idiotic.

  • Saadi
    Saadi 2 months ago

    It needs to happen because robots are taking over. We won't need to be educated. Robots will be educated for us. Robots will take all of our jobs. Delivery jobs will even go out of eh.. I forgot the word but delivery jobs won't happen anymore. Drones will deliver everything to us. Little weights as small as a pack of paper to weights as heavy as an airplane. Ok, maybe not an airplane but you get the point. Maybe a sofa. Maybe the military will use drones to deliver airplanes. Nobody will have a job anymore except for management of the AI and AGI.

  • Joel
    Joel 2 months ago

    So what is the best degree? I want to get into Ux design and research and will start studying psych with design minor, am I doing it wrong for my future? Please helo

    • Saadi
      Saadi 2 months ago

      I am not experienced in those, but Fiverr probably has a course on it and Udemy. You will only pay may be less than a couple hundred dollars, compared to the hundreds of thousands of dollars you would pay in a physical school. I study Anatomy and Physiology at home and want to become an Xray technician or specialist or Physical therapist (even though I know that takes about 7 years or more) I use books, google, and youtube, and google scholar. I can name a heck of a lot of bones and muscles and the formation and makeup of a nerve cell/fiber, etc. For you, I'd say tackle one subject at a time. If you find you love the study of one of the subjects, go for it and pursue it to get a certification, which you can also do through the internet. Fiverr will not certify you, but Fiverr will give you credentials if you complete their subject tests with a passing score. I got a few. So people are more likely to buy from me. I have gigs for writing and profile creation and management there.

  • :Paul-John: Barrett - Alexander Technique

    Great info - Thanks

  • James Fletcher
    James Fletcher 2 months ago

    Year 2029: "Hi, I'm a multipurpose AI capable of machine learning and I work for a $0 hourly wage for 24 hours a day and never take a day off. Do you remember what you heard back in 2019 about need for workers to retrain in the future world of work to stay employable? How's that going?"

  • Imonous
    Imonous 2 months ago

    In other words, more below minimum wage "gig" economy jobs with no benefits and no safety net. And we wonder why socialism is on the rise.

  • Eta Carinae
    Eta Carinae 2 months ago

    I'm down for this. It just sounds too good to be true...

  • No Name
    No Name 2 months ago

    Leaving college for job seems great, but being neurotic and socially retarded, I really can't do it...

    • Saadi
      Saadi 2 months ago

      Being stupid and dumb is the future of the human race. We will all be those things. Artificial Intelligence will take all of our jobs and we won't need to be educated anymore.

    • No Name
      No Name 2 months ago +1

      +GearZNet it will be my doom

    • GearZNet
      GearZNet 2 months ago

      what about when you graduate?

  • Steve Deasy
    Steve Deasy 2 months ago +7

    This is such a dark vision of humanity and education that I can't listen anymore after 3 minutes. All we are is beings rated on what we know and how able we are to produce according to this presenter. This man has no vision on what education is about. He doesn't even understand the first thing about humans interacting with the corporate work marketplace. For example, people will on average have at least seven completely different types of careers in their lifetime. How does the education system prepare them for that? He talks about the education system as only preparing people to be workers. Do the corporate structures of our world pay for this education that he desires? If the education system is only preparing to be workers, the work system should pay for that. This man is obviously a proponent of some version of corporate education. He has no vision of what is best for the human soul. Only for what corporations need of humans. To feature this man as some educational proponent is preposterous. He has no vision of how to educate the whole person.

  • Mindaugas Rickevicius
    Mindaugas Rickevicius 2 months ago

    just say the only solution is UBI and forget that stupid relearning. You can not easily learn new things fast, they are way too complicated nowadays. Say I'm learning now Project management and PMBOK guide was about 100 something pages 20 years ago, no it's 600 pages. Things are getting complicated and fast evolving.

  • gravyfan
    gravyfan 2 months ago +1

    Wow what a cool system we live in, I love having no job or prospects

  • Sagan McVander
    Sagan McVander 2 months ago

    The pendulum swings both ways big think, not just the way some rich person wants. Don't let the day of the rope come too early if you haven't prepared yet.

  • Emmanuel M
    Emmanuel M 2 months ago

    I've been sounding this horn for the last 5 years

    JGUNW1R3D 2 months ago

    Wow. This video has zero actual substance. Gobledigook.

  • TheRealRicer
    TheRealRicer 2 months ago

    You don't need college to be educated. We have access to all human information, archived in an easy to retrieve format, also called.. THE INTERNET. Anyone can learn about anything, its all about what YOU want to learn about, and what YOU value.

    • No Name
      No Name 2 months ago +1

      Without college, nobody would push me to learn, learn, learn. Because most people lack discipline, and if you let them, would they even learn coding?

  • Grundle Munch
    Grundle Munch 2 months ago


  • Ryan Monroe
    Ryan Monroe 2 months ago

    I just wont ever rely on someone else to hire me again. Follow your passion and try to make a living off of it.

  • Ersan Seer
    Ersan Seer 2 months ago

    It's about time

  • canes
    canes 2 months ago

    2 years experience is not an entry-level position. Too many internships want previous internship experience. Where do you even start

  • Leandro Francisco
    Leandro Francisco 2 months ago

    Should’ve went extinct a long time ago. Now the majority of us are stuck repaying institutions that didn’t teach us shit

  • Caleb Wheeler
    Caleb Wheeler 2 months ago

    Ugh. Yeah, everyone is gonna be self employed. Just like 10 years ago when everyone said that we were all gonna be working in the sharing economy. Or decades ago when the experts said we’d only be working 15 hours a week because we would be so productive. How about, nobody can see into the future and these guys need to stop pretending they can. Society does not change that radically, that quickly.

  • ENXJ
    ENXJ 2 months ago

    I was told that there would be interesting content.

  • MegaVin99
    MegaVin99 2 months ago

    We need to also ensure we have policies that make it harder to make people redundant without providing real reskilling rather just than a few weeks pay. I think the trend right now is simply to make it easier for corporates to simply sack workers rather than find other roles in their organisation.

    CANTSiR 2 months ago

    have colleges teaching people that their are more than 72 genders...i think it's important to note that educational services are no longer providing education

  • John Batchler
    John Batchler 2 months ago

    I was right it became broad base skills not specialize

  • mored52
    mored52 2 months ago +1

    This is why I quit community college and going into trades instead

  • xybrpnk
    xybrpnk 2 months ago

    the system is going down.. prepare for cannibalism ...

  • : Aztec
    : Aztec 2 months ago

    All those college debt going to make a lot of people mad.........

  • Federico Jimbo Smithson
    Federico Jimbo Smithson 2 months ago +1

    This is a bad idea, not everyone is a polymath like I.

  • Alan
    Alan 2 months ago

    I think AI will render most workers obsolete within a few decades because AI learns exponentially while every new born has to learn from scratch inefficiently. Eventually, most jobs will be too complex for humans to learn, mass poverty will be the norm and WWIII will follow.

  • Ben Simpson
    Ben Simpson 2 months ago

    This man's body is fake. It didn't move once. Someone is operating the arms and head from behind him like a puppet.

  • Wise One
    Wise One 2 months ago

    It was "extinct" 10-15 years ago...

  • thefreem0
    thefreem0 2 months ago

    Unlike GM workers, out of work journalist should not have any trouble learning to code.

  • Fillip Jahksen
    Fillip Jahksen 2 months ago +1

    mmm i mean you didnt really explain why?

  • Trevor Lemay
    Trevor Lemay 2 months ago

    Mmmmm BOOT

  • Angel Terrero
    Angel Terrero 2 months ago

    Stupid fat ugly moron!

  • Matthew Caldwell
    Matthew Caldwell 2 months ago

    Okay. This clip is so wrong in so many dimensions that iy deserves a more thorough takedown.
    1) It justifies the current paradigm in which labor relations no longer exist becayse the job market is so flooded, so much is outsourced, and companies act with such impunity that trying to make a living is so uncertain and subject to reversal that it merits comparison with medieval journeymen. (In fact, that's a charitable comparison).
    2) Absent those politics, it's trivial. Name a profession that doesn't change over the course of your career. Part of professional competence is the preservation of that competence, gained either through schooling or experience, through adjustment, retraining and on the job learning.
    3)Absent those politics, the video is in other crucial respects just wrong. Having to learn new methodologies, even those that transform the field, regularly, is not remotely new. Furthermore, it doesn't justify binning the intensive supported study that only universities can satisfactorily provide. You will never get a doctor or an engineer or a scientist, much less the next visionary from a patchwork of certifications and RU-clip tutorials. And it's not because people lack the intelligence; It's because they lack the resources that institutions support. Try finding your own cadaver to work on if you doubt it. High level jobs require focused training that is nearly impossible when you are scrambling after housing and food.
    4) Companies have been using this line for the last 20 years or so. The frame implies that changes in the workplace are the inevitable result of technological development, social forces that workers must simply accomodate themselves to. That simultaneously overestimates the direness of the technological impact and underestimates the role of policy. The internet does not rank even above the washing machine in terms of civilizational impact; you can live a perfectly acceptable, even better, life without it, marketing notwithstanding. Even if that were not the case, the massive dislocation of otherwise employable people who cannot retrain because they need a job sooner than a few years from now or face ruin has everything to do with America's failure to consider the adaptability pf its workforce a long-term investment worth making. Indeed, we can't seem to understand any investment that requires a longer view than the next fiscal quarter: our highway infrastructure is crumbling, we have conservatively a decade before mass immigration from the tropics make the Syrian diaspora look quaint, and the countless hours of productivity lost to the distributional consequences of a completely unpoliced health market still evoke flabby half-measures from every poltician but a handful. That technology's bell cant be unrung is true, but it's argument no one disagreed with in the first place; people like this guy are just so used to couching their interests in objective technospeak to forestall criticism.
    5) America also has a long history of anti-intellectualism. That translated easily into a skepticism with respect to formal schooling. To the extent that it was helpful, it reminded us that institutions do not ultimately have the last word; knowledge grows as a dialectical relay between practice and theory, tinkering and book learning. So many of America's luminaries were the hierophants of a golden age of the autodidact. One would think the internet would only make it easier. And indeed it can, if it is treated as a public good the way libraries were. The atrophy of public spaces safe from fee mongering and commercial exploitation joined the leisure to read and tinker as essential corollaries of innovation. Look at today's workforce in contrast. Putatively middle class people work longer hours at bullshit jobs that no longer even leave them enough security to know that they will be employed in a year's time, no matter how competent they are. The minority of people with a buffer are those who through personal connection are relatively assured of their immediate reintegration into the workplace (and that has nothing to do with competence). The workplace has been proletarianized. To THAT you are going to add the financial strain of paying for a balkanized education that any company can simply dismiss because ot doesn't perfectly align with what they happen to be doing at the moment? You will lose out to companies with a longer view towards sustainability in society. Internationally, that's already happening.

  • Keenan Smith
    Keenan Smith 2 months ago +1

    99 people didn't like that this guy basically said their degree was worthless and are in debt with it lol

  • rodylermglez
    rodylermglez 2 months ago

    This neoliberal exclusively-educating-for-jobs system is very disgusting, specially as we aim to a jobless society in an even more automated world, supposing that the robots will be not only property of a few while everybody else starves. Understand job, for the jobless concept, as that alienated dehumanizing work that is impossed by the system.
    I'm a philosophy of education major so do not take my opinion lightly. We are ever so close to a worst dystopia than what we are having now and we need to thread carefully to avert that. So what we need is a more humanitarian education; educate to be more authentic, not only "successful".

  • Matthew Caldwell
    Matthew Caldwell 2 months ago

    This is just a rationalization of the end of job security. Corporations are sickly using it as an excuse to strong arm education into existing solely for the purpose of job training. That is the death of education.

  • Wartime Christian
    Wartime Christian 2 months ago

    Notice that this elitist never brought up a money or student loans. This video smells like bulshit

  • Lawrence Cole
    Lawrence Cole 2 months ago

    Ya the difference is the frivolity of today's jobs. A greater portion of work just dosnt (you know it is such a simple spell check correction that youtube just dosnt know so I'm leaving it, when in Rome) matter anymore so as long as you like not doing what you want AND for no good reason then your perfect! For most jobs.

  • phatato
    phatato 2 months ago

    Umm the industrial age wasn't a "generation" ago

  • Dave Hammond
    Dave Hammond 2 months ago

    This is all very close to my heart, and it is encouraging that somebody on planet earth is striving for a better way.
    I have some plans, Maybe I'll enter the promo?
    I tried to enroll in the equivalent of a high school course, only to find that the local state government here has changed the criteria, which borders on, even qualifies as discrimination.

  • scott pot
    scott pot 2 months ago

    cuz its been a waste of time for a while now ppl are just relizeing it cuz this last gen is basicly a waste

  • Gijs van der Giessen
    Gijs van der Giessen 2 months ago

    So basically he’s saying that everyone will be independent contractors, and that people won’t have professions like being a chemist but need a ‘diverse’ skill set. With other words in the future you’ll have to spend all your free time learning because your deep specialized and useful knowledge in a field of your passion isn’t good enough for employers anymore. They just want more commitment from you. And then at the same time facing complete economic insecurity cause there won’t be jobs anymore only temporary contracts.
    Yaaaaaaay capitalism!

  • Josh Pearce
    Josh Pearce 2 months ago +13

    JFC. This is a complicated digitized argument for serfdom.

  • John Kessler
    John Kessler 2 months ago

    $5/ hour for a couch potato.

  • Elephant In The Room
    Elephant In The Room 2 months ago

    just look at the degree, and ask your self if you know anyone who has a job with the degree's name, if you don't its a stupid degree. think english, math, science, other than teachers, think politcal science , journalism, communications, these are all stupid degrees, that will lead you to a minimum wage job

  • Charles Yeo
    Charles Yeo 2 months ago +2

    So long as you breathe you should be learning. The moment you stop learning you are becoming obsolete. People who aren't equipped with the skills to learn is at a severe disadvantage

    DORIAN PRIME 2 months ago

    Every human has to learn how to be conscious civilisation destroyed consciousness and made human subconscious

    DORIAN PRIME 2 months ago

    Working will be extinct

  • Nebby.Space
    Nebby.Space 2 months ago

    "You walk into this room at your own risk, because it leads to the future, not a future that will be but one that might be. This is not a new world, it is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advances, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super-states that preceded it, it has one iron rule: logic is an enemy and truth is a menace. This is Mr. Romney Wordsworth, in his last forty-eight hours on Earth. He's a citizen of the State but will soon have to be eliminated, because he's built out of flesh and because he has a mind. Mr. Romney Wordsworth, who will draw his last breaths in The Twilight Zone." - The Twilight Zone episode #65 "The Obsolete Man"

  • Kit Coffey
    Kit Coffey 2 months ago

    Employers want years of experience, alas, not competencies or 'transferable skills.' - Highly educated but unemployed person

  • Teddy L
    Teddy L 2 months ago

    You're predicting teaching a set of generic job skills in a highly specialized world? In order to do that everyone will need to know a little bit of everything without a in depth focus on a single discipline. You brought automation into your argument but failed to include artificial intelligence. For that wildcard, you have no way of predicting how this will impact the job market and education. Don't forget human curiosity either. Some people want to study obscure subjects that really have no focus on getting a job. Check-out the practical applications of most Masters degrees.

  • Garett James
    Garett James 2 months ago

    Mumbo jumbo.

  • M C A
    M C A 2 months ago +1

    College isn’t meant to teach you much. It’s just another way to cut down on applicants.

  • Handsome Jack
    Handsome Jack 2 months ago

    It went extinct in 2008 dumb ass

  • Monosetopia
    Monosetopia 2 months ago

    Knowledge makes you jobless

  • Monosetopia
    Monosetopia 2 months ago

    The word "job" makes me puke

  • March Hare
    March Hare 2 months ago +3

    for a convoluted society.... a convoluted solution! thanks capitalism!

    • March Hare
      March Hare 2 months ago

      +fllamber communism is just as much of a problem as INDUSTRIAL capitalism, capitalism as a system works.
      industry is dirty, and communism is NOT socialism
      and you say * sigh canadians, but the queen stills pulls the strings, and that isnt democratic

    • March Hare
      March Hare 2 months ago

      +fllamber I say capitalism so you think your slick saying communism.... Contemporary, otherwise why are you here?

  • Gumby The Green
    Gumby The Green 2 months ago +1

    This is absurd. Every field has become way too specialized for any random joe to come along and pick it up. And constant reeducation would be a horrendous inefficiency that markets would never reward as a lifelong strategy.

    • Denpa Hakujou
      Denpa Hakujou 2 months ago +1

      Then compound that with his absurd assumption that everyone can be simplified to nearly identical economic units with the only differences between them being what skills they have or haven't been taught. A vast majority of laid off car manufacturing workers are never going to code, be engineers, or graphics designers. Not because we don't have the tools or systems to train them, but because they were born with an insufficient amount of creative problem solving and abstract reasoning wetware. It is like saying that we are going to take all the horses that were laid-off when we switched to combustion engines and use them as milking cows.
      With delusional boomers like this as the thought leaders of industry, it is no wonder that everything is a dysfunctional mess.

  • Weston Scheer
    Weston Scheer 2 months ago

  • Weston Scheer
    Weston Scheer 2 months ago

    College is a scam, the government charges people in different tax brackets less/more for the same knowledge. Every year they print new books that have the same information just rearranged. Talking about the basic core. Then you have technical & advanced degrees. Where you learn kinda how things will be done in your chosen career~. Only to really learn what you will be doing after you start working. It’s a prestige system that provides individuals with a certified paper. It would be better if a Doctor was trained at a hospital for 8 years rather than a college.

  • Divergent Evolution
    Divergent Evolution 2 months ago

    I think you mean "Capitalism".

  • Ryan Rockers
    Ryan Rockers 2 months ago

    Of course, if everyone's an independent contractor then there's no responsibly to provide any worker benefits (healthcare, retirement, etc). Plus, the winners of the contracts will be the cheapest option. A race to the bottom. We're all fucked and this guy's not going to help.

  • creamsykle
    creamsykle 2 months ago

    Once block chain is implemented into a a persons job history, there will be no more lying your way into a position you are not prepared for, and those big pay jumps we get today that we haven't actually earned. Bloack Chain is going to pigeon hold people into a corner unless they are willing to be in school for the rest of their lives.

  • rad c2
    rad c2 2 months ago


  • Joe
    Joe 2 months ago +1

    College debt ruined my life. Yeah it's my own fault and all that. Dont care anymore. Dont care about any of it. Fuck it all.

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    Ricer84 D 2 months ago


  • Kevin Ayers
    Kevin Ayers 2 months ago

    Please keep pushing this narrative because every job I apply for requires a masters degree. If you keep telling everyone not to get a degree it will be so much easier for me to get jobs :).

  • 2 months ago +2

    yeah, these are called soft skill, they already exist

  • Bob Quigley
    Bob Quigley 2 months ago

    This is not new, novel, or difficult. Education's job number one has not changed as much as some believe. 3 R's, social skills, eagerness to learn, civics classes. This goes back at least to the industrial revolution. Frankly other than scale due to population growth it's more achievable now than in the past. Going from horse & buggy, 90% of workers farmers to factory employees was a herculean task. As far as turning out students with specific skills our now abandoned vocational education produced millions of employable students that entered the labor force better prepared. The presenter need only look to Germany and several other industrialized nations for solutions that have generated highly skilled competent workers.

  • Rebecca Phillips
    Rebecca Phillips 3 months ago

    The gig economy will make everyone poorer and working longer hours with no benefits. Just ask a freelancer.

  • Ranchero Man
    Ranchero Man 3 months ago +1

    Well that was broad, vage way of saying people can't adapt on there own and someone in power(a intellectual class) will match them with will a new task that we think they can do.

  • Eve Kohley
    Eve Kohley 3 months ago +1

    so you're saying he need to learn jack of all trades stuff like liberal arts. but what's this talk about credentials? it sounds like you don't have any plans for fixing this, that unsure about how all of these credentials play out.

    • Abdallah Ahmed
      Abdallah Ahmed 2 months ago

      Sounds like the African Education System in a Nutshell. 😂

  • StraightArrow
    StraightArrow 3 months ago

    Fuck this guy. How can you say so much nothing in 4 minutes. All he's saying from what i can translate from corpoamerica speak is that everyone is gonna be an "independent contractor" ie slave with no benefits and that you better be willing to start work younger and younger. No talk of universal basic income or using automation for the good of everyone. Just more and more for the oligarchs and less for everyone else

  • Eric Dumont
    Eric Dumont 3 months ago

    This is the same old gig economy hype that has been going around for a while. It serves only short-sighted Chicago School shareholder value cheerleaders and their anti-democratic agenda. It applies to university education as glorified vocational training for business and government where some parts of some jobs can be replaced by algorithms. If universities revert to being institutions of knowledge, tuition becomes reasonable again and the leftist nihilist BS dominating so many campuses is wiped out, universities could once again be the best place to actually learn how to learn. Buying into the utilitarian argument that a lengthy time investment in learning is a not useful one because what you learn degrades over time is disingenuous.

  • Greg Mattson
    Greg Mattson 3 months ago

    is it *really* realistic to think a machine worker can be retrained to code? I don't think so. Andrew Yang is the only guy i've seen that is running for president that pragmatically understands the issues we face and has some ideas on how to fix them: Watch him on joe rogan and please contribute a dollar to his campaign ASAP. if he gets 65,000 donations by may 15, he'll be in the democratic debates.

  • kay becker
    kay becker 3 months ago

    This just turns everyone into little worker bees. No one will be helped to learn critical thinking skills. You will only be valued as a worker not as as a human.

  • Mike G
    Mike G 3 months ago

    This is a BS idea for an already BS educational system. Despite America's accomplished desire to turn its citizenry into cogs for production, all this has done is produce, effectively, mindless automatons. The whole original intention of Education, particularly Higher Education being a place to produce society's leading thinkers, and specifically critical thinkers, has systematically been undermined, and all this guy is telling everyone is, "We need more people who know what to think and not how to think." Or, to be more forthright, "What we need most is a system that creates more willful cheap-wage (essentially slave-wage) labor who are too ignorant to know how to challenge such ideas."