When automation goes global


One of the more interesting points in this article is that because cheap goods could be built by machines anywhere and sold globally, protecting an economy from the impact of automation could be very difficult. Even if you banned or taxed robotic labor locally, would it be practical to ban or place tariffs on all robotically produced goods? Our current trade spat with China has us wondering what “robotic trade protectionism” might look like in the future. Will that be a thing?


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