Jose Ranye, 37, bragged he’s the best picker in Americus, the largest community near the farm. His whirling hands filled one bucket in 25 seconds. He said he dumped about 200 buckets of cucumbers before lunch, meaning he earned roughly $20 an hour. He expected to double his tickets before the end of the day.
None of the probationers could keep pace. Pay records showed the best filled only 134 buckets a day, and some as little as 20. They lingered at the water cooler behind the truck, sat on overturned red buckets for smoke breaks and stopped working to take cell phone calls.
In short, we have turned good workers into criminals and turned criminals into bad workers, losing on both ends of the deal. Incredible.
The disaster that is Georgia’s immigration laws. Can we reconsider guest worker visas now?
If you take the relevant division to be “before and after WWII,” the Fed looks pretty good.
More honest discussion on the fed, demonstrating it is possible to debate its merits without hyperbole.
2013 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Fed. What have we got for our money?
Fair critique of the FED.
David Leonhardt’s column breaking down the “causes” of the budget deficit has been widely reported and the bottom line repeated many times:
President Obama’s agenda, ambitious as it may be, is responsible for only a sliver of the deficits, despite what many of his Republican critics are saying.
This is a must read.