How to offset immigrant losses in the labor market

 
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14 June 2019 10:23
 

Slavery is legal in the US according to the 13th Amendment of the Constitution which states convicts may be enthralled.  According to the following article, prisoner work gangs have been used to keep food prices low and profit margins respectable.  And since the Republicans have a full-court-press to rid the country of illegal immigrants and cheap, non-unionized, and legally unprotected labor, the agriculture sector has been losing workers.  The solution is to incarcerate more Americans and use them to replace the lost immigrant workers.  Win-win-win for the prison system, business owners, and bigots.

http://theconversation.com/convicts-are-returning-to-farming-anti-immigrant-policies-are-the-reason-117152?fbclid=IwAR1oh_EdKoxbfXLPdg66szfIp5TblCNdmHdx2njk7G3UAuA6VR9IHD1hFRs

[ Edited: 14 June 2019 10:33 by Skipshot]
 
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15 June 2019 09:19
 

skip:

Win-win-win for the prison system, business owners, and bigots

Put another way: Win-win for oligarchs and the idiots who defend them.