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Only in our dreams are we free.
The rest of the time we need wages.
- Terry Pratchett

Related topics: Dreams

Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a
class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years,
and a more miserable class of Negro slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

We've always been in favor of improved wages for workers.
When you have a strong middle class,
they want to buy more stuff at Costco.
- James Sinegal

The rise or fall of wages is common to all states of society,
whether it be the stationary, the advancing,
or the retrograde state.
- David Ricardo

 

Justice is a whore that won't let herself be stiffed,
and collects the wages of shame even from the poor.
- Karl Kraus

It is not the employer who pays the wages.
Employers only handle the money.
It is the customer who pays the wages.
- Henry Ford

Then came a big strike.
About 100 girls went out.
The result was a victory, which netted us -
I mean the girls -
$2 increase in our wages on the average.
- Rose Schneiderman

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Unquestionably, there is progress.
The average American now pays out twice as much in
taxes as he formerly got in wages.
- H. L. Mencken

The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out,
it's just sort of a tired feeling.
- Paula Poundstone

I am now going from a prison to a palace:
I have finished my work,
and am now going to receive my wages.
- Christopher Love

The issue isn't just jobs.
Even slaves had jobs.
The issue is wages.
- Jim Hightower

Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages
by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that
Americans don't want to do the jobs.
- Dana Rohrabacher

A study of the history of wages back through the years
indicates clearly that when the cost-of-living rises
appreciably wages have shortly been adjusted upward also.
- Charles E. Wilson

Nearly every study shows that competition from cheap
foreign labor undercuts the wages of American workers and legal immigrants.
- Lamar S. Smith

There is one rule for the industrialist and that is:
Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible,
paying the highest wages possible.
- Henry Ford

Inflation outstripped real wages for people who work for pay from others.
- Tim Bishop

But a rise in the wages of labour would not equally
affect commodities produced with machinery quickly consumed,
and commodities produced with machinery slowly consumed.
- David Ricardo

Socialism is good when it comes to wages,
but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions
in life that are more private and painful,
for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
- Karel Capek

Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid,
doing men's work at half men's wages,
not because their work was inferior,
but because they were women.
- Anna H. Shaw

My own experience in the third world was that even
if people started to make more money,
the cost of living and housing increased often faster than the wages.
- David Korten

I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money;
I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.
- Robert Bosch

The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend,
the more does competition extend among the workers,
the more do their wages shrink together.
- Karl Marx

Median wages of production workers, who comprise 80
percent of the workforce,
haven't risen in 30 years, adjusted for inflation.
- Robert Reich

Because the truth is our wages are really competitive and they're good.
- Lee Scott

It is no longer an unwritten law of American capitalism
that industry will attempt to maintain wages at a level
that allows a single wage to support a family.
- Christopher Lasch

While prices of goods continue to rise,
American worker's wages remain stagnant.
- Ed Pastor

Since Bush has been in office, African-American women
have fallen behind in terms of income and wages.
- Donna Brazile

Average real wages in Mexican manufacturing are lower
than they were 10 years ago,
if you can believe that.
- Stephen F. Lynch

It's amazing to me that, in the 42 years since President
Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law,
women today still receive fewer wages than men for the same work.
- Mike Honda

Keep up hope for a better economy, more jobs,
better wages, affordable healthcare and all the issues
we have brought into focus.
- Bob Clement

A rise in wages, from an alteration in the value of money,
produces a general effect on price, and for that reason
it produces no real effect whatever on profits.
- David Ricardo

Now, wages in the automobile industry are made up of two components,
what we call base rates and the cost of living factor
which is fed in by the operation of the escalator.
- Leonard Woodcock

Since NAFTA was put in place, Mexico has lost 1.9 million
jobs and most Mexicans' real wages have fallen.
- Stephen F. Lynch

The advance guard in the campaign for peace that America
wages today must be the State Department.
- Louis A. Johnson

The administration is using the devastation of Hurricane
Katrina to cut the wages of people desperately trying
to rebuild their lives and their communities.
- George Miller

American workers won't be able to compete fairly for
jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India.
- Andy Stern

Men who do things without being told draw the most wages.
- Rodney Dangerfield

The wages of pedantry is pain.
- Carroll O'Connor

If you look at the US economy over the last 15-20 years
wages have been stagnating or even declining.
- David Korten

Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages
would have to rise to a level where Americans would
want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens.
- Thomas Sowell

Finally, I told them I'd drop out of the management
program if they'd give me an entry-level job in the
newsroom for union wages,
about fifty dollars a week.
- Andrea Mitchell

White men have always controlled their wives' wages.
Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free.
Then they owned both their wives and their wages.
- Susan B. Anthony

In this view, the role of the great majority of Americans
is simply to buy the products produced,
work happily for their wages, and leave all of the
significant economic decisions to the capitalists.
- Barney Frank

There are 20 million unemployed and what does the Constitution
offer us in the Europe of 25,
27 and soon to be 30: policies of unrestricted competition
to the detriment of production,
wages, research and innovation.
- Laurent Fabius

I even believe in helping an employer function more productively.
For then, we will have a claim to higher wages,
shorter hours, and greater participation in the benefits
of running a smooth industrial machine.
- Sidney Hillman

The capitalists speculate on the two following factors:
the female worker must be paid as poorly as possible
and the competition of female labour must be employed
to lower the wages of male workers as much as possible.
- Clara Zetkin

Hospitals are closing across the country due to the
burden of illegal immigration,
college students find that summer jobs have dried up
due to illegal immigration,
and wages across the board are depressed by the overwhelming
influx of cheap and illegal labor.
- Elton Gallegly

The workingmen have perceived that women are in the
field of industry to stay;
and they see,
too, that there can not be two standards of work and
wages for any trade without constant menace to the higher standard.
- Florence Kelley

Destroy or take away the employment and wages of those artisans -
which the corn laws in a great measure do -
and you will,
ere long, render the land in Great Britain of as little
value as it is in other countries.
- Joseph Hume

For a long time many believed that there would be an
automatic adjustment and counted on a rapid increase
in the wages of the emerging nations,
on our advances in technology and the costs of transport preventing disruption.
But this reassuring analysis is out of date.
- Laurent Fabius

Obviously, people with low or even moderate incomes
could not afford such savings rates,
and even diligent savings from their low wages would
not be enough to pay for either retirement or healthcare.
- William Greider

When in some communities selling drugs is so lucrative
that that's a pretty big enticement that we have to break down.
Part of that is by making opportunities and paying decent wages.
- Matt Gonzalez

A rise of wages from this cause will,
indeed, be invariably accompanied by a rise in the price of commodities;
but in such cases,
it will be found that labour and all commodities have
not varied in regard to each other,
and that the variation has been confined to money.
- David Ricardo

It is probable that for a long time to come the mass
of mankind in civilized countries will find it both
necessary and advantageous to labor for wages,
and to accept the condition of hired laborers.
- Leland Stanford

Most of the slaves, who were thus unconditionally freed,
returned without any solicitation to their former masters,
to serve them, at stated wages; as free men.
The work, which they now did, was found to better done than before.
- Thomas Clarkson

The fascists in most Latin American countries tell
the people that the reason their wages will not buy
as much in the way of goods is because of Yankee imperialism.
The fascists in Latin America learn to speak and act like natives.
- Henry A. Wallace

We know, in other words, the general conditions in which what we call,
somewhat misleadingly, an equilibrium will establish itself:
but we never know what the particular prices or wages
are which would exist if the market were to bring about such an equilibrium.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

And with the money from your corn, from your rents,
and from the issues of pleas in your courts,
and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen
and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants,
and subtract your stock.
- Robert Grosseteste

And what I am trying to say to them that through our
ads and through our discussions is if you don't want us in your community,
that's your choice, but don't say it's because of wages.
- Lee Scott

The demographic weight of countries such as China and
India exercise a massive pressure on our wages and salaries.
They have accomplished massive technological advances
and the revolution in information technology has reduced the costs of transport.
- Laurent Fabius

There never has been a time in our history when work
was so abundant or when wages were as high,
whether measured by the currency in which they are
paid or by their power to supply the necessaries and comforts of life.
- Benjamin Harrison

President Kennedy understood the importance of equal
pay for equal work and signed historic legislation
that gave women around the country hope that one day
their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts.
- Rosa DeLauro

If you consider that a typical Central American consumer
earns only a small fraction of an average American worker's wages,
it becomes clear that CAFTA's true goal is not to the increase U.S.
exports.
- Stephen F. Lynch

In addition to joblessness, of course,
by the working of supply and demand,
when you have a larger number of people unemployed,
wages do not rise at the normal level,
so that we had last year a drop in real wages.
- Tim Bishop

In individual industries where female labour pays an important role,
any movement advocating better wages,
shorter working hours, etc., would not be doomed from
the start because of the attitude of those women workers who are not organized.
- Clara Zetkin

If workmen are denied any increase in real wages and
they can look forward only to a better standard of
living through reduction of prices,
progress for them is terribly slow, and they become
impatient and dissatisfied.
- Charles E. Wilson

The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to
conform to the true standard of wages,
the final productivity of social labor.
It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element,
with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system.
- John Bates Clark

Many people do not realize that where unions have bargaining
rights employers cannot raise wages or improve benefit
plans any more than they can reduce them without of
the consent of the union.
- Charles E. Wilson

It is not by the absolute quantity of produce obtained by either class,
that we can correctly judge of the rate of profit,
rent, and wages, but by the quantity of labour required to obtain that produce.
- David Ricardo

Certainly other things we can do, we gotta promote after-school employment,
give kids an opportunity, raising the minimum wage was part of that,
we can't expect that young people are going to feel
they can make a living out there for such low wages.
- Matt Gonzalez

No one should be so naive as to think that wages among
organized groups will not be increased,
under pressure if necessary, to make up for increases in the cost-of-living,
nor should anyone ordinarily object to such adjustments.
- Charles E. Wilson


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