Wages quotes

  • As far as wages are concerned, the only difference between immigration and birth is that birth takes longer.
    -- Alex Tabarrok

    #Differences #Immigration #Wages

  • We should never be allowed to forget that it is the customer who, in the end, determines how many people are employed and what sort of wages companies can afford.
    -- Alfred Robens, Baron Robens of Woldingham

    #Business #People #Wages

  • 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

    #Country #Jobs #Wages

  • 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 Howard Shaw

    #Men #Doing Me #Wages

  • The internal and external ethics of an organization must be the same; you cannot talk about minimum wages for poor people and not pay minimum wages to your own workers.
    -- Aruna Roy

    #Organization #People #Wages

  • Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are in the dealings with one another; sympathy begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Kindness #Gold #Wages

  • Thus, the same blow that strikes interest down will send wages up.
    -- Benjamin Tucker

    #Blow #Wages #Strikes

  • It is not competition, but monopoly, that deprives labor of its product. Destroy the banking monopoly, establish freedom in finance, and down will go interest on money through the beneficent influence of competition. Capital will be set free, business will flourish, new enterprises will start, labor will be in demand, and gradually the wages of labor will rise to a level with its product.
    -- Benjamin Tucker

    #Competition #Wages #Banking

  • Productivity is driven at the enterprise level. Better wages, better performing workplaces, are driven at the workplace level.
    -- Bill Shorten

    #Wages #Levels #Workplace

  • The wages of sin is alimony.
    -- Carolyn Wells

    #Infidelity #Wages #Sin

  • Each of us wages a private battle each day between the grand fantasies we have for ourselves and what actually happens.
    -- Cathy Guisewite

    #Reality #Battle #Wages

  • There are people who would like to get rid of minimum wage. But we have to have it, because if we didn't some people would not get paid money. They would work all week for two loaves of bread and some Spam.
    -- Chris Rock

    #Two #People #Wages

  • Many of my students assume that government protection is the only thing ensuring decent wages for most American workers. But basic economics shows that competition between employers for workers can be very effective at preventing businesses from misbehaving.
    -- Christina Romer

    #Government #Competition #Wages

  • 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

    #Law #Support #Wages

  • 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

    #Wages #Palaces #Prison

  • 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

    #Depressing #Jobs #Wages

  • Back in the day, when the emperor or the king or whatever waged war, they went to war, too. But that's been lost in time.
    -- Daron Malakian

    #Kings #War #Wages

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

    #Years #Looks #Wages

  • The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages.
    -- David Ricardo

    #Wages #Profit #Farmers

  • 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

    #Wages #Variation #Causes

  • But a tax on luxuries would no other effect than to raise their price. It would fall wholly on the consumer, and could neither increase wages nor lower profits.
    -- David Ricardo

    #Fall #Luxury #Wages

  • There is no way of keeping profits up but by keeping wages down....
    -- David Ricardo

    #Wages #Way #Profit

  • 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

    #Real #Wages #Reason

  • 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

    #Class #Judging #Wages

  • 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

    #Wages #Commodity #Machinery

  • The factors left out of the Ricardian equation are falling wages and idle capacity.
    -- David Ricardo

    #Fall #Wages #Capacity

  • Like all other contracts, wages should be left to the fair and free competition of themarket, and should never be controlled by the interference of the legislature.
    -- David Ricardo

    #Competition #Wages #Legislature

  • This is a sensible response to employer concerns that the minimum wage is starting to have a damaging impact on competitiveness.
    -- Digby Jones, Baron Jones of Birmingham

    #Impact #Wages #Minimum Wage

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

    #Wages #Reconstruction #Goods

  • The wages of sin are an expensive infection.
    -- Elvis Costello

    #Expression #Wages #Sin

  • The anarch wages his own wars, even when marching in rank and file
    -- Ernst Junger

    #War #Wages #Anarchy

  • The wages of Gin is Debt.
    -- Ethel Mumford

    #Drinking #Wages #Debt

  • 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

    #Two #Wages #Fields

  • The wages of sin are the hardest debts on earth to pay, and they are always collected at inconvenient times and unexpected places.
    -- Gene Stratton-Porter

    #Wages #Debt #Earth

  • The fundamental fact in the lives of the poor in most parts of America is that the wages of common labor are far below the benefits of AFDC, Medicaid, food stamps, public housing, public defenders, leisure time and all the other goods and services of the welfare state.
    -- George Gilder

    #America #Wages #Fundamentals

  • The basic goal of labor will not change. It is - as it has always been, and I am sure always will be - to better the standards of life for all who work for wages and to seek decency and justice and dignity for all Americans.
    -- George Meany

    #Justice #Goal #Wages

  • Much of the beauty that arises in art comes from the struggle an artist wages with his limited medium.
    -- Henri Matisse

    #Art #Struggle #Wages

  • Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Wall #Men #Wages

  • To put labour and wages first and human ordomestic life second is to invert the order of God and of nature.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Order #Wages #Firsts

  • As it becomes more and more difficult to get land, so will the virtual enslavement of the laboring-classe s go on. As the value of land rises, more and more of the earnings of labor will be demanded for the use of land, until finally nothing is left to laborers but the wages of slavery -- a bare living.
    -- Henry George

    #Land #Use #Wages

  • It is but a truism that labor is most productive where its wages are largest. Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over.
    -- Henry George

    #Wages #World #Truism

  • Mere inflation-that is, the mere issuance of more money, with the consequence of higher wages and prices-may look like the creation of more demand. But in terms of the actual production and exchange of real things it is not.
    -- Henry Hazlitt

    #Real #Looks #Wages

  • Modern capitalism benefited the masses in a double way - both by greatly increasing the wages of the masses of workers and greatly reducing the real prices they had to pay for what was produced.
    -- Henry Hazlitt

    #Real #Wages #Pay

  • Wages cannot be considered as a gift, because they are due to work, but God has given free grace to all men by the justification of faith.
    -- Hilary of Poitiers

    #Men #Grace #Wages

  • The household has become the place where the consumption of wages takes place
    -- Ivan Illich

    #Wages #Consumption #Household

  • Economy: cutting down other people's wages.
    -- J. B. Morton

    #Cutting #People #Wages

  • We know that the wages of secrecy are corruption. We know that in secrecy, error undetected will flourish and subvert.
    -- J. Robert Oppenheimer

    #Errors #Wages #Corruption

  • Paying good wages is not in opposition to good productivity.
    -- James Sinegal

    #Wages #Productivity

  • What an economy really wants, after all, is not more investment per se but better investment. It wants capital to flow to companies that will create value - not in the form of a rising stock price but in the form of more goods for less cost, more jobs, and rising wages - by enhancing productivity.
    -- James Surowiecki

    #Jobs #Wages #Rising

  • With stagnant hourly wages, the only way for working families to get ahead is by working more hours, ... certainly not the path to improving living standards that we'd expect in an economy posting strong productivity gains.
    -- Jared Bernstein

    #Strong #Wages #Way

  • We are in the midst of a protracted wage slump, ... a troubling trend that is largely going unnoticed by policymakers.
    -- Jared Bernstein

    #Slumps #Wages #Trends

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

    #Jobs #Issues #Wages

  • Good wages are pro business, since they reduce turnover, increase morale, produce better-skilled employees, and improve productivity.
    -- Jim Hightower

    #Wages #Management #Produce

  • Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune.
    -- Jim Rohn

    #Wages #Motivational Success #Fortune

  • This relationship is the foundation for the argument, made by some trade unionists and labour advocates, that high wages can actually be "good for business". The precedent set by Henry Ford in 1914, who offered workers $5.00 per day (a very high wage at the time) so they could afford to buy the same cars they made, is often invoked.
    -- Jim Stanford

    #Car #Foundation #Wages

  • If a rise in wages does not raise prices, a fall will not reduce them.
    -- Joan Robinson

    #Fall #Doe #Wages

  • The striking thing about America is - it's historically, extraordinary unusual,I don't of any other instance - is that productivity of workers and wages have not moved in tandem.
    -- Joseph Stiglitz

    #America #Wages #Unusual

  • 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

    #Wages #Answers #Painful

  • No sooner is the exploitation of the labourer by the manufacturer, so far, at an end, that he receives his wages in cash, than he is set upon by the other portions of the bourgeoisie, the landlord, the shopkeeper, the pawnbroker, etc.
    -- Karl Marx

    #Bourgeoisie #Wages #Cash

  • Global markets have a much bigger effect on prices and wages in the U.S. and elsewhere than they did before.
    -- Kenneth Rogoff

    #Wages #Bigger #Elsewhere

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

    #Competition #Wages #Study

  • 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

    #Two #Cost #Wages

  • The best of wages will not compensate for excessively long working hours which undermine heath.
    -- Louis D. Brandeis

    #Long #Wages #Hours

  • Private property works like circuitry in electronics, or piping in hydraulics. It conveys wages to the owners of labor power, as well as the various forms of nonwage property income to the owners of capital. In itself, it is no more responsible for maldistribution of purchasing power than the science of bookkeeping is responsible for bankruptcy.
    -- Louis O. Kelso

    #Income #Wages #Electronics

  • When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin.
    -- Mae West

    #Money #Wages #Remember

  • Friendship is not to be sought for its wages, but because its revenue consists entirely in the love which it implies.
    -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

    #Real #Real Friends #Wages

  • ... a worker was seldom so much annoyed by what he got as by what he got in relation to his fellow workers.
    -- Mary Barnett Gilson

    #Work #Annoyed #Wages

  • All the laws made for the betterment of workers' lives have their origin with the workers. Hours are shortened,wages go up, conditions are better----only if the workers protest
    -- Mary Heaton Vorse

    #Law #Wages #Hours

  • We can't continue to look on, when there are entire sectors where there are wages that don't provide a secure livelihood.
    -- Matthias Platzeck

    #Looks #Wages

  • You can have a wages policy imposed by mass unemployment.
    -- Michael Foot

    #Unemployment #Wages #Economics

  • My message is that the counterclaim - which is that if wages go up, employment will go down - is a scam. It's a con job. It's an intimidation tactic. There is absolutely no evidence anywhere that it's true. On the contrary, where you find high wages you usually find low unemployment.
    -- Nick Hanauer

    #Jobs #Unemployment #Wages

  • The fundamental law of capitalism is: when workers have more money, businesses have more customers, and need more workers. The idea that high wages equals low employment, it's absurd.
    -- Nick Hanauer

    #Law #Ideas #Wages

  • You get paid more at McDonald's than you do under the existing minimum wage.
    -- Norm Coleman

    #Mcdonalds #Minimum Wage #Wages

  • If there must always be a laboring population distinct from proprietors and employers, we regard the slave system as decidedly preferable to the system at wages.
    -- Orestes Brownson

    #Population #Wages #Politics

  • Wages is a cunning device of the devil, for the benefit of tender consciences, who would retain all the advantages of the slave system, without the expense, trouble, and odium of being slave-holders.
    -- Orestes Brownson

    #Devil #Wages #Benefits

  • Capital which overreaches for profits; labor which overreaches for wages, or a public which overreaches for bargains will all destroy such other. There is no salvation for us on that road.
    -- Owen D. Young

    #Achievement #Wages #Salvation

  • So what are the effects of increasing minimum wages? Any Econ 101 student can tell you the answer: The higher wage reduces the quantity of labor demanded, and hence leads to unemployment.
    -- Paul Krugman

    #Wages #Minimum Wage #Answers

  • The TV and the public pay our wages and they like to see professional golfers mess it up. Missing a green with a chip shot - when do you see that? It's great to see exciting golf like we had last week.
    -- Paul McGinley

    #Golf #Missing #Wages

  • The growth of a nation's productive potential is the central factor in determining its growth in real wages and living standards.... high rates of investment and saving usually have a big payoff in promoting economic growth.
    -- Paul Samuelson

    #Real #Growth #Wages

  • Parents are the hardest-working members of the population. But they do it for the highest wages. Kisses.
    -- Pete Seeger

    #Kissing #Parent #Wages

  • Don't be deceived when our Revolution has been finally stamped out and they tell you things are better now Even if there's no poverty to be seen because the poverty's been hidden even if you ever got more wages and could afford to buy more of these new and useless goods which these new industries foist on you and even if it seems to you that you never had so much that is only the slogan of those who still have much more than you
    -- Peter Weiss

    #Wages #Useless #Poverty

  • End up blowing all of his wages for the week, all for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek.
    -- Ray Davies

    #Work #Wages #Week

  • Surely love is both work and wages.
    -- Richard Baxter

    #Love Is #Wages

  • Science ha seradicated smallpox, can immunise against most previously deadly viruses, can kill most previously deadly bacteria. Theology has done nothing but talk of pestilence as the wages of sin.
    -- Richard Dawkins

    #Wages #Done #Pestilence

  • When a man says he wants to work, what he means is that he wants wages.
    -- Richard Whately

    #Mean #Men #Wages

  • I want to make sure that the American worker has an opportunity to see their wages rise and their incomes increase.
    -- Rick Santorum

    #Opportunity #Wages #Want

  • We are already well down the road toward a managed-trade regime. It would be far better to acknowledge that reality, and seek a set of reasonable rules, than to pretend that Ricardian trade is the norm and allow mercantilist states to overwhelm U.S. industry and ratchet down wages, in the name of free trade.
    -- Robert Kuttner

    #Reality #Names #Wages

  • Henry Ford, in a sense, was the first Keynesian. He paid his assembly workers high wages so they could afford to buy his cars.
    -- Robert Kuttner

    #Car #Firsts #Wages

  • The lowest stage of humanity is experienced when the individual must labour for a small pittance of wages from others.
    -- Robert Owen

    #Humanity #Wages #Individual

  • I have read all that has been written by the gravest authorities on political economy on the subject of rent, wages, taxes, tithes.
    -- Robert Peel

    #Political #Wages #Economy

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

    #Years #Wages #Workforce

  • Understanding is the wages of faith.
    -- Saint Augustine

    #Faith #Understanding #Wages

  • Salaries and wages must reflect the reality of the enterprise's economic performance; deviations from the planned performance should be reflected in pay.
    -- Samora Machel

    #Reality #Salary #Wages

  • The theory of the determination of wages in a free market is simply a special case of the general theory of value. Wages are the price of labour.
    -- Sir John Richard Hicks

    #Determination #Special #Wages

  • 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

    #Average #Goal #Wages

  • To the extent that hiring in high-wage, developed economies continues to lag, the sustainability of any impetus to private consumption can be drawn into serious question.
    -- Stephen S. Roach

    #Wages #Lag #Serious

  • Like all wage slaves, he had two crosses to bear: the people he worked for and the people he worked with
    -- Stephen Vizinczey

    #Two #People #Wages

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

    #Dream #Needs #Wages

  • Uncontrolled, mass immigration displaces British workers, forces people onto benefits, and suppresses wages for the low-paid.
    -- Theresa May

    #People #Wages #Benefits

  • 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

    #Men #Wages #Done