A man who hasn't had much experience, and doesn't think, is apt to measure a nation's prosperity or lack of prosperity by the mere size of the prevailing wages
; if the wages
be high, the nation is prosperous; if low, it isn't.
There could be no doubt that he looked upon me as the greatest fool on earth, and that "he did not get rid of me" was simply that he could get wages
from me every month.
What I am driving at," said Sancho, "is that your worship settle some fixed wages
for me, to be paid monthly while I am in your service, and that the same he paid me out of your estate; for I don't care to stand on rewards which either come late, or ill, or never at all; God help me with my own.
If we had not been all nearly on an equality in the matter of wages
, these distinctions would have made bad blood among us.
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.
By the milliner, she was paid merely as a common sewing-girl, though her neatness, skill and taste might well have entitled her to double wages
Ninety pounds a year are good wages
, and I expect to have the full value of my money out of you; remember, too, that things are on a practical footing in my establishment--business-like habits, feelings, and ideas, suit me best.
Not counting premiums, their wages
are thirty dollars a year.
Then the field laborers who were left began to demand larger wages
He would indeed have been obliged to admit that in the eastern--much the larger--part of Russia rent was as yet nil, that for nine-tenths of the eighty millions of the Russian peasants wages
took the form simply of food provided for themselves, and that capital does not so far exist except in the form of the most primitive tools.
were cut, along with the wages
of all the teamsters in Oakland.
The old scale had dealt with the wages
of the skilled men only; and of the members of the Meat Workers' Union about two-thirds were unskilled men.