Saturday, 13 August 2011

Luddites - maybe they have a point to make in the modern world?


Why is human labour taxed, and mechanised labour not?

Why should the government take far, far more money from a company with a human manned production line, that it would from one with an automated production line?

This isn't about increasing tax, its about distribution of the 'burden' - companies with large workforces appear to be penalised, in favour of those with automation.

If a company uses IT to run payroll/HR/accounts (or any other activity) instead of an office of workers - why should their tax bill be lower?

By hobbling the human as a resource, anyone would think the government wanted to increase unemployment!

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