The recent Corona incident has showed everyone how vulnerable the world economies really are. It didn't had to be a weird virus it could have been several other incidents that could have caused the economy to degenerate. The middle and working classes are affected the most.
I think in order to create good leaders, the study of philosophy and ethics is very important in order to improve society, but the fast paced lifestyle of consumer culture makes that difficult. More and more, pop culture keeps gaining more influence, replacing the role that religion, family and loyalty to your own nation used to have.
I think It's up to the one's that are aware of the many problems affecting society to reflect about who we really are and what can we do about it, in the classic Socratic fashion.