We all know automation has been taking over factory jobs in the last few decades. But automation and human workers have been treated differently: humans are taxed and robots aren't.
Even though robots don't receive an income, governments should consider taxing businesses for automation use. I mean...it's only fair.
Tax is re-circulated into the economy for government spending -- of which some goes to budgeting hundreds of other jobs that require human emotion, empathy, and understanding. By taxing automation like how human factory workers are, funding for social services can be amped up and increase job openings for those laid off by the automative revolution.
Here at Goat Ventures, we agree that the government has to play a big role in this inequity-solving part. We can't rely on factories to tax themselves -- no business owner would ever want that.
[R]obot tax could finance jobs taking care of elderly people or working with kids in schools, for which needs are unmet and to which humans are particularly well suited.