A Concerned Reader [Email him]
How much more would California properties be worth if there was less immigration but also more untidy lawns? I assume the lawns would be cut but probably to a lesser degree if the home owner does it themselves and just keeps lawn short enough not to attract pests. Maybe it would be better to look at some sort of standard of living index.
See previous letters from the same reader.
James Fulford writes: Lawnmowing is actually one the many things that can safely left to a robot. Friendly Robotics has been making robotic landmowers for years. One of the first columns I did for VDARE.com was called Mowing Alone? Technology Works On Grass As Well As Snow on March 10, 2001.
Below is a machine (the RoboMow RL850 Robotic Cordless Electric Lawn Mower, 21-Inch) that will mow your lawn without taking over your neighborhood.