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I don't doubt this but do you have a source? (For the productivity, not the pay)
Then I will happily find a job in a field where I don't need to learn how to program. Because not everyone is good at programming. Just like not everyone is good at writing.
Oh god, no thanks. It's not as important as you think.
I think it's very vocational in nature, and not part of a core liberal arts background.