Minister Asscher fears consequences advancing robotics on employment




Asscher Minister of Social Affairs is concerned that the advancing use of robots that can take over more and more tasks will lead to displacement of low paid jobs and a skewed income distribution. According Asscher the tax system should therefore be adjusted.

The minister spoke at a conference in The Hague on the robotization of society. Like many experts, he thinks that technological developments in robotics lot of work that is being done in time by robots or machines by people running. “Robots are rapidly becoming more accessible, more reliable and cheaper. They are cheap, fast, never sick, working 24 hours a day, never ask are not represented by unions, and do not strike. To wage increases,” Asscher referring among other things to robots that could replace cleaners and the rise of the autonomous moving car.

According Asscher adjustments are needed to respond to these trends. “We have to invent new tools, it is not our current system,” says Asscher. Thus exists the minister the risk that the rise of robots displacement of low-paid work and a skewed income distribution will result. So education should adapt by training at “creative analysis.” Young people

In addition to changes in education would also be the tax must be adjusted. Thus, the tax system needs to “focus more on employment at the bottom.” The government has already announced that work must be by lowering the load. Them cheaper with a change in the tax


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