The Bane of the Cheap Labor Lobby

September 27, 2013
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It turns out that a convergence of factors is forcing the mainstream media’s favorite martyrs to raise wage rates beyond subsistence levels. It’s bad enough that our nation’s put-upon farmers have to pay their imported peons a reasonable wage, but now they’re being forced to hire American teenagers! Have you ever heard of such madness?! There must be a simpler solution, like slavery perhaps.

I mean, it worked for the Romans, didn’t it?

Hat Tip: Mark Krikorian.

 

Tags: agriculture, , Barry Estabrook, bondage, bracero, , , Charlie Crist, , domestic workers, Edward R. Murrow, , forced labor, Gourmet, Gourmet Magazine, , Harvest of Shame, , John Carney, latifundia, Latino Voices, , NetNet, Rome, slavery

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