When I first lived down south (Atlanta, 1982), it gave me the creeps to see kids as young as 10 years old out selling donuts (Krispy Kreme) at busy intersections.   Ok, I get the entrepreneurial spirit thing, but a child dangling his body out carelessly in busy traffic just seemed nuts.  Surely there must be some law against it.

Actually there are laws but they don’t have much teeth and as of today they have a little less in Arizona as an appeals court upheld a ruling that gave day laborers the same rights to hit the streets as donut salesmen, panhandlers and animal rights protesters.

So the news for now is things will go on as they did before.  Workers, whether they be legal residents or not, will continue to find an abundance of shadow economy work, and employers will continue to enjoy no shortage of shadow economy workers.

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