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    INCREASED PATROLS OF BORDER CITED

    Gosh imagine what other illegal activities must be hurt!

    DRUG DEALER MARGINS CUT BY SAGGING SUPPLIES isn't as good a headline I suppose.

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    Watched a great documentary today on Modern Marvels: Harvesting. It went crop by crop how mechanization allows farmers to keep costs down from where it used to be. Specifically, Oranges and Tomatos were mentioned as key crops positively impacted by mechanization. It also included Grapes, Cranberries, Rice, Wheat, Cotton, and Nuts. Great documentary well worth watching to see how Mechanization allows fewer to do more and keeps american farms from giving into developers.

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      ``The government says we have to get rid of these undocumented workers, but they don't have an answer for us,'' Peixoto said. ``How are we supposed to do this?''
      I dunno, maybe do things legally? Hahaha.

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        Re: Worker shortage crippling farmers

        Drug dealer profits increase with lower supplies - at least for those drug dealers whom keep extra stock onhand. Windfall profits, they're called.

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          Re: Worker shortage crippling farmers

          Originally posted by xTYBALTx View Post
          Drug dealer profits increase with lower supplies - at least for those drug dealers whom keep extra stock onhand. Windfall profits, they're called.

          :)
          Partially correct. Drug profits increase... but with reduced supply the wholesale market will have higher prices, and the profit will be flowing to the suppliers. The dealers themselves will be paying higher costs which they must recoup by raising prices, causing many of their own customers to be unable to afford the product.

          It's complicated for the suppliers as well. Their costs are increasing because for every shipment that they are able to sell, a certain number of shipments will be intercepted and will never realize a sale. These become dead weight loss in the supply/demand curves.

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            Re: Worker shortage crippling farmers

            Originally posted by leejo View Post
            Gosh imagine what other illegal activities must be hurt!

            DRUG DEALER MARGINS CUT BY SAGGING SUPPLIES isn't as good a headline I suppose.
            Likely it's because they can't make that claim. Illegal immigrants aren't the primary method of smuggling drugs. The drug trade makes enough money that they can afford more expensive and effective transport across the border and donít rely on illegals to carry them across the border. Even securing the border wouldn't have a crippling effect on the drug trade as suppliers can circumvent it entirely if needed.

            The farmer is simply pointing out that those immigrants serve a vital function. He's not making an endorsement illegal immigration, he probably supports guest workers, because if we're going to kick the illegal ones out we will need to start letting more legal ones in. Currently there are no plans to let more legal immigrants in, hence again support for a guest worker program.

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              I spoke specifically of windfall profits. These occur when the price of something increases and one's existing inventory, which was purchased at the old and lower price suddenly becomes worth more.
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                Re: Worker shortage crippling farmers

                Originally posted by xTYBALTx View Post
                I spoke specifically of windfall profits. These occur when the price of something increases and one's existing inventory, which was purchased at the old and lower price suddenly becomes worth more.
                True... but the marginal cost of holding enough inventory to realize a signficant windfall profit would put the net economic benefit below zero. If only more drug kingpins were economists... :icon_lol:

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                  Re: Worker shortage crippling farmers

                  Yea, but what about the AMERICAN drug dealers! They are loosing jobs to these no tax paying drug dealers that can just go back to their country and avoid our draconian laws.

                  THAT IS NOT FAIR!!!!
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                    Re: Worker shortage crippling farmers

                    Originally posted by bootstrap View Post
                    True... but the marginal cost of holding enough inventory to realize a signficant windfall profit would put the net economic benefit below zero. If only more drug kingpins were economists... :icon_lol:
                    What cost do you speak of?
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                      Re: Worker shortage crippling farmers

                      Originally posted by xTYBALTx View Post
                      What cost do you speak of?
                      3-9 years?
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                      • #12
                        Re: Worker shortage crippling farmers

                        The guy smuggling goods across the border isn't the owner. I'm not taking this discussion any further, it's getting silly now. So let's let this be done.
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