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Interesting debate, at least to me, since I do both, though coding not [lambert blushes modestly] so well.
but you can't make them think.
--old english proverb
otoh, if more of them learn to code, maybe more of them will start to question more cynically things like the models the economists have been using and the trading strategies and derivatives the financiers have been using, and maybe even one or two of them will actually finally do some good, in-depth, knowledgeable investigative reporting.