My robot will eat your wage subsidy: Don’t think the Earned Income Tax Credit plus more easily-licensed hairdressers is an adequate response to the Rise of the Robots, in which  “super-smart machines will best humans in pretty much every task,” as James Pethokoukis puts it.  …. (Won’t robots make pretty good hairdressers? They’ll also probably write think pieces with falsely optimistic policy recommendations.) . … Pethokoukis shies away from confronting the potential social disaster of having the vast majority of Americans effectively on the dole, or employed in fake WPA-like makework,  as in Kurt Vonnegut’s Player Piano. … P.S.: The solution is definitely not more immigration. ... [via Drudge]