Bloomberg once suggested farming, factory work don’t require much ’gray matter’

Bloomberg once suggested farming, factory work don’t require much ’gray matter’

Michael Bloomberg in 2016 had reportedly questioned whether blue-collar workers could adapt to the information economy even if they have their education subsidized, and suggested that farming and factory work require less ’gray matter’ than modern technology jobs. Bloomberg has faced a litany of negative stories in the past week about his past comments regarding women, African-Americans and others

Chris
Chris
Sirax
Sirax 2 months

at least andrew yang was trying to find a solution for jobs being lost to automation. way to lower the bar mike iceburg. Easy win for trump this year.

Correspondent in Virginia
Correspondent in Virginia 2 months

It's not like there are entire departments of universities dedicated to agricultural science teaching stuff like, you know, how not to create a second dust bowl.

JanitorJez Umbrella Man
JanitorJez Umbrella Man 2 months

You dig a hole, you put your political aspirations in, you put dirt on top, add a tombstone and then fuck off.

Cole Erdmann
Cole Erdmann 2 months

and we should elect you why?

Craig
Craig 2 months

Ha ha ha, that's a truly gilded viewpoint. As Bloomberg in the debate a specific question about how to build soil year to year... he'll be the idiot stammering his presidential run away.

Fin
Fin 2 months

Totally cut n mixed clip... Fake news

Andre Gerard
Andre Gerard 2 months

The attacks on Bloomberg lately have come from the worst angles possible. Trying to put words in his mouth or purposefully misinterpreting what he is saying. If you thought "learn to code" was silly, but can't seriously hold these comments against Bloomberg!

Gradient Flow
Gradient Flow 2 months

Here's what I believe is the full quote: "The agrarian society lasted 3,000 years and we could teach processes. I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer," Bloomberg said. "It's a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that. Then we had 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow and you can have a job. And we created a lot of jobs. At one point, 98 percent of the world worked in agriculture, now it's 2 percent in the United States." Bloomberg continued: "Now comes the information economy and the information economy is fundamentally different because it's built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different. You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter. It's not clear the teachers can teach or the students can learn, and so the challenge of society of finding jobs for these people, who we can take care of giving them a roof over their head and a meal in their stomach and a cell phone and a car and that sort of thing. But the thing that is the most important, that will stop them from setting up a guillotine someday, is the dignity of a job" https://twitter.com/NYBackpacker/status/1228518467776761856?s=20

Fin
Fin 2 months

This is trumpian fake news... Go listen to the entire clip

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