Posts Tagged ‘ bracero ’

The Bane of the Cheap Labor Lobby

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...
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Revisionist History

Revisionist History

We’d like to wish our readers a blessed Easter, or a happy Passover-for those who are commemorating the Jews’ exodus from bondage in Egypt. Today also happens to be the birthday of Cesar Chavez, the founder of the United Fruit Workers and the force chiefly responsible for ending the notorious bracero program. It should...
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Guest Slavery

Guest Slavery

Saudi Arabia is not normally associated with such values as human rights, due process, or civilized behavior. That’s why the news that Indonesia has suspended its guest worker program with the House of Saud should surprise no one. The proximate cause of this moratorium is the beheading of an Indonesian maid who killed her...
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Two updates on Stephen Colbert Testimony

Two updates on Stephen Colbert Testimony

There’s not much news to report on the Colbert controversy since the Comedy Central host testified before the Immigration Subcommittee of the House of Representatives last week. However, there are two great analyses of the odd juxtaposition that deserve recognition.
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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

As many of you might have heard, Jon Stewart’s former sidekick, Stephen Colbert, decided to pay a visit to the House Judiciary Immigration Subcommitee on Thursday. You might ask yourself why I’ve decided to post a photograph of the congresswoman who invited him to testify at the hearing, instead of a picture of the...
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