Wage Quotes (6 quotes)
Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. If we retrench the wages of the schoolmaster, we must raise those of the recruiting sergeant.
Man has undergone agonizing decentralization. He has waged a steady struggle against decentralization , but at the same timeparadoxicallyhis accumulated knowledge has gradually forced him to abandon all illusions about his centrality.
New frontiers of the mind are before us, and if they are pioneered with the same vision, boldness, and drive with which we have waged this war we can create a fuller and more fruitful employment and a fuller and more fruitful life.
The feudal model of agriculture collided, first, with environmental limits and then with a massive external shock the Black Death. After that, there was a demographic shock: too few workers for the land, which raised their wages and made the old feudal obligation system impossible to enforce. The labour shortage also forced technological innovation. The new technologies that underpinned the rise of merchant capitalism were the ones that stimulated commerce (printing and accountancy), the creation of tradeable wealth (mining, the compass and fast ships) and productivity (mathematics and the scientific method).
What men of science want is only a fair day's wages for more than a fair day's work.