Michael Bloomberg Is a Condescending Jerk . . .

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., February 12, 2020. (Doug Strickland/Reuters)
. . . who made a legitimate point about how jobs are changing.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he hunt is on for offensive clips of Michael Bloomberg talking off the cuff, and over the weekend a new one circulated. In the version passed around, Bloomberg nonchalantly tells his Oxford audience that he could teach anyone how to farm — “even people in this room”: “It’s a process; you dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.” He adds that modern “information economy” jobs require more “gray matter.”

The denunciations came quickly and furiously, many of them pointing out that farming these days is a pretty high-tech endeavor.


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