Tax policy should reflect rise of robots

It is about time the government and the media have started to mention we are losing jobs to robots and computers, not trade pacts. We are now in the digital age, not the industrial age, and jobs should reflect that.

There are exceptions. One is the shoe industry. It started to move to Japan in the late 1960s because of lower wages. It next moved to South Korea and then to China. Wages have risen to the point that China is subcontracting manufacturing to Africa. Now the industry is starting to move back into this country, due to shipping costs. The industry is also changing the way it is marketing. They are smaller and selling to retailers within a 250-mile radius.

Before President Trump, Congress wanted to balance the budget. One of the first things to get money into the government is to tax the work done by robots and computers.

Mark S. Bromley

Norwich

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