Alexandria O Casio-Cortez spokesman of the New York parliament believes that people should welcome robots to do their jobs. But it is not a financially destructive economic system. In a speech at the SXSW, the audience asked Ocasio-Cortez about the threat of automated labor. "We should not be caught up in automated ghosts," she said. "We have to be excited about it, but we are not excited about it because we live in a society where we have to die if we do not go to work."
Congressmen quoted Bill Gates' suggestion . Bill Gates imposed a tax on robots that replace human workers. (I did not say that Gates proposed a 90% taxable robot, but this is not the number found in the statement.) Only Gates is not the person who imposes a robot tax. Benoît Hamon, a French politician, has proposed taxing automation productivity improvements and using this money for universal primary income. More generally, a significant portion of Silicon Valley supports basic income with modifications to the auto-earnings unemployment.
No one has ever done automation tax specifically. In 2017, the European Parliament rejected a proposal to spend money on retraining workers, claiming that it would tax the robot and slow the innovation. Ocasio-Cortez argued that "robot taxes" could be a politically less expensive way of offering higher taxes to businesses. "What [Gates is] actually says is taxing companies," she said. Gates' vision is to allow humans to have different jobs, but Ocacio-Cortez has downplayed all paid work.
"We have to be excited about automation, which potentially means more time to educate ourselves, to create art, to invest more time in researching and investing in science, Investing more time in space, and enjoying the world we live in, "she said. "
Her portrayal is not as utopian as the dream of" fully automated luxury communism, "but almost unlike the demand for universal basic income. Was considered a sad inevitability of automation. In other words, Ocasio-Cortez has previously criticized the way the automation system works.
Ocasio-Cortez has not announced a specific plan to deal with automation in SXSW. But her answer presented it in the familiar context of economic inequality and the greater struggle against corporate greed. "If we actually pay money based on how much money we make, we have to work with the least money we've ever done," she said. "But we are not, and we are being paid in a desperate situation to accept it, and then the rest is taken away and given to the billionaire."