Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 19, 2014, 3:32 p.m. EST by SerfingUSA
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Why is it that only Human labor is taxed? If it is essential to Tax labor, why not Tax ALL labor? Why not tax the work done by Computers, Robots, Automation, Productivity, Globalization and other forms of Technology?
Instead, all that money goes tax free to the 1%. No longer does our society benefit from that enormous wealth. It's a huge tax-free windfall for the ruling class, while the 99% suffer the consequences.
Our society needs that revenue to sustain a well balanced society. Govts all over the world are experiencing unprecedented budget deficits.They can no longer pay as they once did for a well functioning society. Austerity solutions are today's prevailing panacea.
For decades we have witnessed increases in Technological unemployment. The value and need for human labor continues to diminish. Whole labor force blocks have been lost to ATM's, Kiosks, retail Self check-outs, internet services, online travel agencies, digital cameras, e-mail, automated factories, automated customer service, etc. Luddite prophecy, not fallacy. Technology may create new jobs, but it does not compensate for the greater labor losses it produces.
The website Shadowstats estimate true unemployment at 23%. More than 3X the absurd, manipulated govt statistics. Unemployment would be much greater if not for over employment in bloated industries. Bloated govt jobs, bloated health insurance jobs, bloated financial sector jobs, bloated military industrial complex jobs, bloated accounting jobs, bloated legal jobs, bloated insurance jobs, etc.
Soon many more human jobs will be lost to 3D printing. GPS controlled vehicles will result in jobs lost for taxi driver, truck drivers, bus drivers, delivery drivers, etc. Drones will displace more jobs.Computer will continue to increase productivity and decrease human workers. Technologies yet invented will result in much further loss in human labor.
Technology provides productivity. As time goes by, we see more of the profits derived from that productivity go to fewer and fewer people. The Haves and the Have Nots. We will be witness to an increasing dystopia of Less but richer Haves, and more and poorer Have Nots.