The ability to work in the knowledge economy requires a reorganisation of how capital and other means of production are allocated (Unger* calls on governments to promote alternative organisational forms to the standard corporation); more collaborative relations of workers to colleagues and superiors; and education reform. All these must happen together. Without educational reform to encourage experimentalism rather than rote acquisition of received knowledge, for example, it is hard to establish the work relations that favour a knowledge economy.

* Roberto Mangabeira Unger is best described as a philosopher of the economy