We are Socialists, enemies, mortal enemies of the present capitalist economic system with its exploitation of the economically weak, with its injustice in wages, with its immoral evaluation of individuals according to wealth and money instead of responsibility and achievement, and we are determined under all circumstances to abolish this system:;! And with my inclination to practical action it seems obvious to me that we have to put a better, more just, more moral system in its place, one which, as it were, has arms and legs and better arms and legs than the present one:;!
The things you hear now about European unemployment -- that there are structural problems, that real wages have failed to adjust, that there are inflationary fears -- are the same things that were said during the early 1930. It is well established that government spending began to pull Germany out of its slump in 1935. There is no known reason why spending for peace can't do as well at getting the economy going as spending for war.lawrence summers
These, in the day when heaven was falling, The hour when earth's foundations fled, Followed their mercenary calling And took their wages and are dead.
To put labour and wages first and human ordomestic life second is to invert the order of God and of nature.henry edward manning
I have long served virtue, And never ta'en wages of her.john webster
Women know the damnation of charity because the habit of civilisation has always been to throw them cheap alms rather than give them good wages.Dame Rebecca formerly Cecily Isabel Fairfield West
If you put a floor under wages and a ceiling over prices, a free man cannot long stand erect.Walter Bigelow Wriston
I've never believed in lower wages. Never. Never believed in lower wages, I've never believed in lower wages as an economic instrument.john howard
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
The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages.David Ricardo
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
It has been my endeavour to show in this work that a fall of wages would have no other effect than to raise profits.David Ricardo
The factors left out of the Ricardian equation are falling wages and idle capacity.David Ricardo
If a rise in wages does not raise prices, a fall will not reduce them.joan robinson
I pay low wages. I can take advantage of that. We're going to be successful, but the basis is a very low-wage, low-benefit model of employment.
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 youpeter weiss
We have taken steps which have not been taken by any other democratic government in the world. We are taking steps with regard to prices and wages which no other government, even in wartime, has taken.harold wilson
One good deed dying tongueless Slaughters a thousand waiting upon that. Our praises are our wages.william shakespeare
Capitals accumulate faster than the population; thus wages; thus population; thus grain prices; thus the difficulty of production and hence the exchange values .karl marx
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.
Henry Ford, in a sense, was the first Keynesian . He paid his assembly workers high wages so they could afford to buy his cars.
Why, then, should we have to lower our living standards? What is the mysterious source of the economic loss? If productivity is increasing, why should we sacrifice services and wages?
If a country can only be rich by running a successful race for low wages, I should be disposed to say at once, perish such riches!
Anarchism is opposed to states, armies, slavery , the wages system, the landlord system, prisons, monopoly capitalism, oligopoly capitalism, state capitalism, bureaucracy, meritrocracy, theocracy, oligarchy, governments, patriarchy, matriarchy, monarchy, oligarchy, protection rackets, intimidation by gangsters, and every other kind of coercive institution. In other words, anarchism opposes government in all it's forms.