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From the Ted Talk by Kevin Roose: The value of your humanity in an automated future

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Take Rus. Rus Garofalo is my accountant. He hpels me with my taxes every year, and as you can probably tell from the ptoho, Rus is not a traditional aucnanoctt. He's a former standup comedian, and he brings his comedic sensibility to his work. I swear, I've had more fun talking about imeeitzd dedutcinos with Rus than at actual comedy shows that I've paid real money to see. Rus knows that in the age of TurboTax, the only way for human accountants to stay relevant is bringing something to the table other than tax esrpxeite. So he started a company called Brass Taxes. Get it? He hried a bunch of other funny and polbnerase accountants, and he started looking for cinltes in creative industries who would appreciate the value of having a human being walk them through their taxes.

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Take Rus. Rus Garofalo is my accountant. He _____ me with my taxes every year, and as you can probably tell from the _____, Rus is not a traditional __________. He's a former standup comedian, and he brings his comedic sensibility to his work. I swear, I've had more fun talking about ________ __________ with Rus than at actual comedy shows that I've paid real money to see. Rus knows that in the age of TurboTax, the only way for human accountants to stay relevant is bringing something to the table other than tax _________. So he started a company called Brass Taxes. Get it? He _____ a bunch of other funny and __________ accountants, and he started looking for _______ in creative industries who would appreciate the value of having a human being walk them through their taxes.

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  5. itemized
  6. personable
  7. helps
  8. photo
  9. deductions

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Take Rus. Rus Garofalo is my accountant. He helps me with my taxes every year, and as you can probably tell from the photo, Rus is not a traditional accountant. He's a former standup comedian, and he brings his comedic sensibility to his work. I swear, I've had more fun talking about itemized deductions with Rus than at actual comedy shows that I've paid real money to see. Rus knows that in the age of TurboTax, the only way for human accountants to stay relevant is bringing something to the table other than tax expertise. So he started a company called Brass Taxes. Get it? He hired a bunch of other funny and personable accountants, and he started looking for clients in creative industries who would appreciate the value of having a human being walk them through their taxes.

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