Automated robotic arms assemble parts of a Volkswagen Crafter van in the newly opened Volkswagen AG manufacturing plant in Bialezyce near Wrzesnia, Poland, on December 12th, 2016. | Wojtek Laski/Getty Images

San Francisco Official Calls for Study of a Tax on Job-Stealing Robots

Jane Kim, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, thinks it’s time to consider a statewide “robot tax” that would help workers displaced by automation.