Most software engineers are quite adept at picking up new technologies(languages, etc.). As you pointed out, these skills can be learned quite quickly. I think it comes down to short term thinking. Businesses, politicians and Wall Street do not think long term.
Agreed. I've seen this at the two companies I've worked for. They want to hire the software engineers with the latest & greatest skills and use them up and then in 5 years get the new batch. Out with the old, and in with the new. Corporate training, what is that?
Agreed. This is trickle down economics applied to labor. Using their logic we could solve the lack of science/math teachers by bringing in more science/math teachers which would then make more Americans want to be science/math teachers. This makes perfect sense.
Agreed, I have not voted for Dem/Rep in 30 years. I agree w/Carlin. You can ask most Americans basic civic questions and they have no clue. Agree with previous poster that corruption/bribes is now out in open. http://youtu.be/07w9K2XR3f0
One chooses to be a cop or a soldier. Truman had a sign on his desk: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen". I believe many of the problems that we are seeing with policing has to do with bad hires(i.e. can't keep their @#$% wired, as you put it.)