One San Francisco Politician Is Exploring A Tax On Robots
Taxing companies that use robots to help pay for the workers they’ve displaced has been floated as a theoretical solution to a post-automation world. Now San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim is looking into whether it’s what the tech capital needs.
Amid predictions that robots and automation will lead to large job losses, there have been calls from a number of quarters, including Bill Gates, to institute a tax on robots. But a robot tax could perversely lead to fewer rather than more jobs.