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Bill Gates

Bill Gates

In a new interview with Quartz, Microsoft founder Bill Gates makes a rather stunning argument—that robots who replace human workers should incur taxes equivalent to that worker’s income taxes.

Interesting from a man who capitalized on personal computer software that eliminated whole categories of workers. How many accounts payable clerks do we have left in this country?

“Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed . . . If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level.”

Source: Bill Gates Says Robots Should Be Taxed Like Workers