Robots are key tools for boosting productivity and international competitiveness. So, national rates of robot adoption are important indicators of
The reason for this was not market forces, but government policy. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has made manufacturing robot adoption a top priority, backing it up with generous subsidies.
To the extent US policymakers talk about robots, it is usually to criticize them for taking jobs; US tax policy does nothing to support robot adoption by firms; and proactive policies to help manufacturing automate, including with robots, are only minimally fund