In his new book, David Goodhart gives a timely analysis dividing human aptitudes into three:

Head (cognitive), Hand (manual and craft) and Heart (caring, emotional).

A good society needs to recognise the value of all three, but in recent decades they have got badly out of kilter. Society has overvalued university degrees at the expense of technical, practical abilities (hand), and social and empathetic skills (heart).

The media coverage and debate about the book calls for radical rethink in the work that society and gives a platform to promote the importance skilled manufacturing.