Sunday, July 03, 2011

Some ideas only look good on paper

Another example that politicians may have their supporters' ideology in mind when they pass laws, but not reality.

Georgia's tough anti-illegal-immigrant law drove out a sizable fraction of the migrant labour pool and as a result, "millions of dollars' worth of blueberries, onions, melons and other crops [are] unharvested and rotting in the fields."

The jobs the migrants did paid so low that prisoners turned it down.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that is shameful. Wonder what would happen if the farms opened the fields up to the poor folk to come pick for themselves?
Oh wait I know this one;
there would be fruit stands popping up everywhere OR
someone would sue the farmer for being hurt while picking the fruit.,