This is the first autumn in memory when we haven`t been deluged
with articles about how we`re all going to starve
because of looming shortages of illegal aliens to pick crops.
Remember the Pearanoia
of 2006 when the New York Times
, among others, ran a front page article about how pear growers in Lake County, CA couldn`t find enough pear pickers (at the wages they felt like paying)? But in 2009, Google News finds only one mention
all October of Tamar Jacoby
, chief lobbyist for Guest Peasant Programs.
Congratulations to the federal government and financial industry for working closely together to stave off for at least one year this annual threat to the survival of humanity.