The following message was sent to the Social Credit discussion group: I thought the group might find this interesting and confirmatory of some SC principles. Though not the tax. Interesting how SC is never mentioned in such articles. Maybe there was a press blackout in Douglas' day, when SC seemed a relevant phenomenon, but now? According to The Guardian:
Robots won't just take our jobs – they'll make the rich even richer: “Instead of making it possible to create more wealth with less labour, automation might make it possible to create more wealth without labour,” writes Ben Tarnoff in San Francisco as reported in The Guardian, Thursday 2 March 2017. “Robotics and artificial intelligence will continue to improve – but without political change such as a tax, the outcome will range from bad to apocalyptic. Should robots pay taxes? “It may sound strange, but a number of prominent people have been asking this question lately. As fears about the impact of automation grow, calls for a “robot tax” are gaining momentum. Earlier this month, the European parliament considered one for the EU. Benoît Hamon, the French Socialist party presidential candidate who is often described as his country’s Bernie Sanders, has put a robot tax in his platform. Even Bill Gates recently endorsed the idea.