Robots and Taxes | The Crit Show 0016

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You “tax robots” by taxing their use. The income tax that would otherwise come from an employee’s salary can just be taken from the increased revenues that the robot produces for its owner. To be explicit, you impose a higher income tax on the owner of the production robot.

You don’t “tax robots” as in “ask the robot to pay”. That’s an absolutely ridiculous misunderstanding.

Also, the jobs that will be replaced have always been a waste of human resources.

Good thing that unemployed people can benefit to society in other more productive ways than flipping burgers.
They can start learning things, making art, writing, volunteering, doing science, innovating.
All sorts of things that they otherwise wouldn’t have the time or energy to make it worth doing.
This is what humans are actually good at.

And we now have an economic incentive to nudge people in that direction through higher education, instead of asking them to become glorified automatons themselves.

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Take and automate everything possible, then tax those jobs lost on the profit the company makes from it. Say for instance if a company gains 10 per hr on automation from the days of having a meat bag employee tax them 6 dollars of that profit. Now give everyone free healthcare and education (which is idiotic that we dont have already) Next step is eliminate every public assistance program out there from ssi/ssd to food stamps and everything in between. Now take the taxes, the money that was spent on public assistance and put it all in a pool. Use this pool to give everyone over the age of 13 UBI (universal basic income). Why 13 you ask, good question. This way people would have to give a bit of thought to a family and how for the first 13 years they would have a lower amount of money to use to take care of their family. Now we have time to go to school, enjoy, life, get a job (there would still be jobs just fewer and most would require a great amount of education) or just be a bum the choice would be yours and you would no longer be a slave to the all mighty dollar.

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