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Manufacturers bristle at concept of taxing robots

By MiBiz

Mar 20, 2018

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The shift to a more automated future in which manufacturers need fewer workers to churn out products has the potential to upend how industrialized countries operate. 

In bracing for the potential loss of jobs and income tax revenues, some worker advocates and philanthropists have started to float the idea that machines should be taxed as a way to ensure governments can continue to function and provide a social safety net for their citizens, including those displaced by automation equipment. 

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