Monday, March 11, 2019
KANSAS CITY TECH SCENE SOLUTION AMID SKYROCKETING RENT, FEWER JOBS AND RISING TAXES: LEARN TO CODE!!!
The 10-year-bull-market anniversary isn't really a big deal for those who were left behind by the so-called economic progress.
Meanwhile, here's a look at the economy starting to slow down for a great many reasons that aren't all political . . .
TPM: Trump Spins Dismal Jobs Report: ‘The Economy Is Very, Very Strong’
YF: Wall Street mulls sub-2% U.S. growth as consumers cut back on spending
FXN: Vought: Trump admin has put forth record spending reductions to get fiscal house in order
The plebs always try to spin these numbers and then forget about far more tense discussions about wage growth or lack thereof . . .
And then background for tonight's story . . .
"Learn to Code" is an expression used to mock journalists who were laid off from their jobs, encouraging them to learn software development as an alternate career path. The phrase was widely posted on Twitter following the announcement of layoffs at BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post in late January 2019.
And just now . . .
KANSAS CITY NEWSIES TOUT TONE-DEAF CODING HYPE DESPITE SO MANY UNFULFILLED PROMISES OF THE LOCAL TECH BUBBLE!!!
Take a look:
KCUR: Kansas City's Tech Market May Need Coding Skills Enough To Drop The B.S. ... Degree
Fair is fair . . . Maybe these newsies are subsidized by taxpayers and viewers like you so they've been insulated from real life even though most of them have have been cast of by real media organizations.
So maybe it's a reversal of fortune troll amid widespread newsie and journos who weren't as lucky to find a "public" patron . . .
Whatever the case . . .
Outsourcing is increasing and this time targets white collar workers.
While there is tough talk about imported H1-B workers, fact is even the Prez is pushing their interests:
Fox Biz: Trump floats citizenship for H1B visa holders
A more important real life news link that should inform this entire conversation:
Gilded Age 2.0: U.S. Income Inequality Increases to Pre-Great Depression Levels
And so . . . Denizens of the Kansas City discourse trade "learn to code" rhetoric given that they have a lot more time because they're not working.
Developing . . .