Exploiting Mexico’s Poverty? Oh My!
SeeDubya has a liberal moment on the Junkyard Blog when he writes,
Right now the Right clings to power on a very odd coalition, united largely around issues of national security. It’s an odd mix that throws Bible-thumping deer hunters like yours truly in with gay Jewish libertarians and Connecticut soccer moms. And big business as well—wait, I sound like some progressive muckraker: let’s say food service, grocery stores, and agriculture—which are trying to do what they can to keep their source of cheap labor in the country so they can remain competitive. I’m sympathetic to their plight, and I want them to succeed—both because I would like to see entrepreneurs rewarded and also because I benefit personally from their competition (cheap food) and the nation’s economy continues humming along. I don’t think they should be allowed to compete by exploiting Mexico’s poverty, and in any case I think an unguarded, high-traffic border is too high a risk to justify their competitiveness.
Exploiting Mexico’s poverty? My how atrocious of those evil capitalists. I mean entering into a voluntary exchange of money for services is…well…just bad, bad, bad. The sooner we put an end to this kind of thing the better. I look forward to SeeDubya’s treatise on how we can implement anarcho-communism.