Noah Smith, Atlantic

Robots and Labor

How do we fairly distribute income and wealth in the age of the robots? In a world where capital earns most of the income, we will have to get more creative.First of all, it should be easier for the common people to own their own capital - their own private army of robots. That will mean making "small business owner" a much more common occupation than it is today (some would argue that with the rise of freelancing, this is already happening).

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