Felix Frankfurter - 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.
[ Able Always Became Both Colored Controlled Free Men Owned Their Themselves Then Until Wages Were White Wives]
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- 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.
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- Inflation outstripped real wages for people who work for pay from others.
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- I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.
[ Because Good Lot Money Pay Wages]
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- Since Bush has been in office, African-American women have fallen behind in terms of income and wages.
[ African-American Been Behind Bush Fallen Income Office Since Terms Wages Women]
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- 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.
[ Answers Comes Elsewhere Good Life More Must Nothing Other Painful Private Questions Seek Socialism Tells Wages Which]
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- 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.
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- 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.
[ Any Before Better Did Done Former Found Free Freed Masters Men Most Now Returned Serve Slaves Solicitation Stated Than Their Them Thus Unconditionally Wages Were Which Without Work]
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- Keep up hope for a better economy, more jobs, better wages, affordable healthcare and all the issues we have brought into focus.
[ Affordable Better Brought Economy Focus Healthcare Hope Into Issues Jobs Keep More Up Wages]
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- Men who do things without being told draw the most wages.
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- 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.
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- 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.
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- 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.
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- 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.
[ Competition Constitution Detriment Does Europe Innovation Million Offer Policies Production Research Soon Unemployed Unrestricted Us Wages]
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- It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.
[ Customer Employer Employers Handle Money Only Pays Wages]
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- 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.
[ Best Cost Goods Highest Lowest Make Paying Possible Quality Rule Wages]
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- 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.
[ Americans Buy Capitalists Decisions Economic Great Happily Leave Majority Produced Products Role Significant Simply Their View Wages Work]
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- 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.
[ Across Board Burden Cheap Closing College Country Depressed Dried Due Find Hospitals Illegal Immigration Influx Jobs Labor Overwhelming Students Summer Up Wages]
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- New Orleans is a city whose basic industry is the service industry. That's why it makes its money. That's - it brings people to the city. People come to the city and experience the wonders of this extraordinary city and everything else. The question is that, how do we create jobs which are the jobs that have pay, that - living wages?
[ Basic Brings City Come Create Else Everything Experience Extraordinary How Industry Jobs Living Makes Money New Orleans Pay Question Service Wages Which Whose Why Wonders]
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- 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.
[ After-School Certainly Employment Expect Feel Give Going Gotta Kids Living Low Make Minimum Opportunity Other Out Part Promote Raising Such Things Wage Wages Young]
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- 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.
[ Big Break Communities Decent Down Lucrative Making Opportunities Part Paying Pretty Selling Some Wages]
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- 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.
[ Afford Could Diligent Either Enough Even Healthcare Incomes Low Moderate Obviously Pay Rates Retirement Savings Such Their Wages Would]
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- 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.
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- 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.
[ Abundant Been Comforts Currency High History Life Measured Necessaries Never Our Paid Power Supply Their Time Wages Were Whether Which Work]
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- 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.
[ Besides Bound Class Everywhere Laborers Miserable More Negro Paid Servants Slaves Term Wages White Without Years]
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- 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.
[ Bring Call Conditions Equilibrium Establish Exist General Itself Know Market Never Other Particular Prices Somewhat Such Wages Were Which Will Words Would]
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- The issue isn't just jobs. Even slaves had jobs. The issue is wages.
[ Even Had Issue Jobs Just Slaves Wages]
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- 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.
[ Believe Benefits Claim Employer Even Function Greater Helping Higher Hours Industrial Machine More Participation Productively Running Shorter Smooth Then Wages Will]
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- 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.
[ Act Amazing Equal Fewer Into Kennedy Law Men Pay President Receive Same Signed Since Still Than Today Wages Women Work Years]
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- 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.
[ Artisans Away Britain Corn Countries Destroy Employment Ere Great Land Laws Little Long Measure Other Render Take Those Value Wages Which Will]
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- The advance guard in the campaign for peace that America wages today must be the State Department.
[ Advance America Campaign Department Guard Must Peace State Today Wages]
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- It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies on a level just below its own; for that means continual pressure downward, additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle to maintain reasonable rates of wages.
[ Additional Any Below Bodies Body Continual Difficulty Downward Fatal Forever Fringes Hanging Just Level Maintain Means Other Overcome Own Pressure Rates Reasonable Skirts Struggle Wages Workers]
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- 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.
[ Any Constant Field Higher Industry Menace Perceived See Standard Standards Stay Too Trade Two Wages Without Women Work Workingmen]
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- If you look at the US economy over the last 15-20 years wages have been stagnating or even declining.
[ Been Declining Economy Even Last Look Over Us Wages Years]
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- 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.
[ Cost Even Experience Faster Housing Increased Living Make Money More Often Own Started Than Third Wages World]
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- Justice is a whore that won't let herself be stiffed, and collects the wages of shame even from the poor.
[ Collects Even Herself Justice Poor Shame Wages Won]
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- 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.
[ Allows American Attempt Capitalism Family Industry Law Level Longer Maintain Single Support Unwritten Wage Wages Will]
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- The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else.
[ Brings Closets Democracy Dislike Down Electric Else Everything Just Level Light Mere More Nothing Prices See Vulgar Wages Water]
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- I am now going from a prison to a palace: I have finished my work, and am now going to receive my wages.
[ Am Finished Going Now Palace Prison Receive Wages Work]
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- Average real wages in Mexican manufacturing are lower than they were 10 years ago, if you can believe that.
[ Ago Average Believe Lower Manufacturing Mexican Real Than Wages Were Years]
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- 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.
[ American Average Becomes Cafta Central Clear Consider Consumer Earns Exports Fraction Goal Increase Only Small True Typical Wages Worker]
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- Since NAFTA was put in place, Mexico has lost 1.9 million jobs and most Mexicans' real wages have fallen.
[ Fallen Jobs Lost Mexicans Mexico Million Most Nafta Place Put Real Since Wages]
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- 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.
[ Among Application Competition Division Does Extend Labor Machinery More Shrink Their Together Wages Workers]
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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.
[ American Average Formerly Got Much Now Out Pays Progress Taxes Twice Unquestionably Wages]
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- The administration is using the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to cut the wages of people desperately trying to rebuild their lives and their communities.
[ Administration Communities Cut Desperately Devastation Hurricane Katrina Lives Rebuild Their Trying Using Wages]
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- 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.
[ Dollars Drop Fifty Finally Give Job Management Newsroom Out Program Them Told Union Wages Week]
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- The wages of pedantry is pain.
[ Pain Pedantry Wages]
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- While prices of goods continue to rise, American worker's wages remain stagnant.
[ American Continue Goods Prices Remain Rise Stagnant Wages While Worker]
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- I had watched for many years and seen how a few rich families held much of Argentina's wealth and power in their hands. So Peron and the government brought in an eight hour working day , sickness pay and fair wages to give poor workers a fair go .
[ Argentina Brought Day Eight Fair Families Few Give Go Government Had Hands Held Hour How Many Much Pay Peron Poor Power Rich Seen Sickness Their Wages Watched Wealth Workers Working Years]
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- The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling.
[ Death Feeling Just Out Sin Sort Taken Taxes Time Tired Wages]
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- Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.
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- Median wages of production workers, who comprise 80 percent of the workforce, haven't risen in 30 years, adjusted for inflation.
[ Adjusted Comprise Haven Inflation Median Percent Production Risen Wages Workers Workforce Years]
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- 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.
[ Alteration Effect General Money Price Produces Profits Real Reason Rise Value Wages Whatever]
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- 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.
[ Accompanied Been Cases Cause Commodities Confined Each Found Indeed Invariably Labour Money Other Price Regard Rise Such Variation Varied Wages Will]
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- 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.
[ Affect Commodities Consumed Equally Labour Machinery Produced Quickly Rise Slowly Wages Would]
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- 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.
[ Absolute Class Correctly Either Judge Labour Obtain Obtained Produce Profit Quantity Rate Rent Required Wages]
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- The rise or fall of wages is common to all states of society, whether it be the stationary, the advancing, or the retrograde state.
[ Advancing Common Fall Retrograde Rise Society State States Stationary Wages Whether]
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- 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.
[ Allowed Americans Businesses Claim Depress Falsely Hiring Illegal Jobs Labor Longer Should Then Wages Want]
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- 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.
[ Average Big Came Girls Increase Mean Our Out Result Strike Then Us Victory Wages Went Which]
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- 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.
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- Because the truth is our wages are really competitive and they're good.
[ Because Competitive Good Our Really Truth Wages]
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- 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.
[ Around Because Doing Half Inferior Men Saw Their Underpaid Wages Were Women Work]
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- 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.
[ Always Been Buy Class Favor Improved Middle More Strong Stuff Wages Want Workers]
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- Nearly every study shows that competition from cheap foreign labor undercuts the wages of American workers and legal immigrants.
[ American Cheap Competition Every Foreign Immigrants Labor Legal Nearly Shows Study Wages Workers]
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- 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.
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- 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.
[ Accept Advantageous Both Civilized Come Condition Countries Find Hired Labor Laborers Long Mankind Mass Necessary Probable Time Wages Will]
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- American workers won't be able to compete fairly for jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India.
[ Able American China Companies Compete Countries Fairly Higher India Jobs Pay Until Wages Won Workers]
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- 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.
[ Act America American Because Buy Countries Fascists Goods Imperialism Latin Learn Most Much Natives Reason Speak Tell Their Wages Way Will Yankee]
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- 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.
[ Adjusted Also Back Been Clearly History Indicates Rises Shortly Study Through Upward Wages Years]
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- 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.
[ Any Become Better Denied Dissatisfied Forward Impatient Increase Living Look Only Prices Progress Real Reduction Slow Standard Terribly Them Through Wages Workmen]
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- 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.
[ Any Bargaining Benefit Cannot Consent Employers Improve Many More Plans Raise Realize Reduce Rights Than Them Union Unions Wages Where Without]
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- 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.
[ Adjustments Among Anyone Groups Increased Increases Make Naive Necessary Nor Object Ordinarily Organized Pressure Should Such Think Under Up Wages Will]
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- 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.
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- 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.
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- 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.
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