Bill gates advocates robot tax

Signal of change / Bill gates advocates robot tax

By George Armour / 21 Feb 2017

Bill Gates: 'Robots that take jobs should be taxed just like the people they replace' | ZDNet

Robots should be taxed at the same level as the people they replace, to help fund better social services and education, according to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Governments rather than businesses need to take the lead on managing the robotics revolution and ensuring there's a plan to deal with the unemployed workers it creates over the next 20 years, Gates told Quartz.

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This signal was also spotted by Pallavi Ahuja on 25 Aug 2017:

"Bill Gates proposes tax on automation as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment."

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