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Robot taxes, universal basic income, and the future of work up for debate
In the Democratic race for U.S. president, Bill de Blasio has proposed robot taxes, while Andrew Yang offers universal basic income. Did uncertainty around automation and jobs contribute to Donald Trump’s election?
California lawmaker pushes robot tax
A California lawmaker wants to use a tax to reduce the possible consequences of robots sucking up jobs as automation becomes more widespread. San Francisco city supervisor Jane Kim launched a campaign in August called Jobs of the Future Fund to study how a statewide tax, essentially an income tax, on robots that displace employees…