How Much Would Hiring Americans At Decent Wages Add To A Pound Of Hamburger? Thirty Cents!
December 09, 2008, 11:16 PM
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Tony Leys writes in the Des Moines Register
How much more would consumers have to pay for meat if the United States deported all illegal immigrants and clamped down on the flow of legal immigrants? ........ In other words, if meatpackers suddenly had to double their wages, a pound of ground beef that had sold for $3 might increase to roughly $3.30.[Meat industry: Sizing up how labor affects meat prices, November 29, 2008 ]