Betsy Morganthaw, my fiancée, was employed by a public relations firm at a wage half again as much as her future husband.
Of this $11,271,708 was the value of collars and cuffs (89.5% of the value of the total American product), an industry which gave employment to 49.3% of the wage-earners in Troy, and paid 42.1% of the wages.
Cattle were hired for ploughing, working the watering-machines, carting, threshing, etc. The Code fixed a statutory wage for sowers, ox-drivers, field-labourers, and hire for oxen, asses, &c.
This was the secret of his love of poverty as manifested in the following beautiful prayer which he addressed to our Lord: "Poverty was in the crib and like a faithful squire she kept herself armed in the great combat Thou didst wage for our redemption.
In Sardinia wage-earners are paid lod.
To wage this alone Italy was still too Te ~ak, and it was necessary to look round for an ally.
The first strike, which was for an eight-hour day and $3.00 wage, was won by the miners.
The percentage of such wage-earners is therefore increasing much more rapidly in the former region.
The extent to which manufactures are controlled by large factories is shown by the fact that although in 1905 only II~2% of the total number reported products valued at $100,000 or over, these establishments controlled 81.5% of the capital, employed 7 ~6% of the wage earners, and produced 793% of the value of the products, of all establishments reported.
523% of the total number, employing 66.3% of all wage-earners, and producing 69.7% of the total product-value, were in urban centres.
The average number of wage-earners, and the iron and steel output was much less.
The number of all establishments increased from 5710 in 1880 to 8248 in 190o; the capital invested from $26,968,990 to $103,670,988, the average number of wage-earners from 40,184 to 72,702, the total wages from $7,425,261 to $22,445,720, and the value of products from $51,770, 992 to $132,172,910.
The number of factories' increased from 3186 in 1900 to 3187 in 1905, the capital invested from $92,299,589 to $ 1 47,9 8 9, 182, the average number of wage-earners from 66,223 to 80,285, the total wages from $20,269,026 to $ 2 7,943, 0 5 8, and the value of products from $108,644,150 to $148,856,525.
Under this act the maximum term of the labour contract is fixed at four years, and a minimum monthly wage is laid down, the payment of which, however, is contingent on the completion of a daily task by the labourer.
In 1880 a laborer earning 25 krans, or LI sterling a month, could afford to keep a family; by 1908, in krans, he earned double what he did in 1880, but his wage, expressed in sterling, was the same, and wherever the prices of food have risen more than his wages he could not afford to keep a family.
In winter, however, the Parthians were powerless to wage war, as the moisture of the atmosphere relaxed their bows.
It intensified in the minds of many Boers the feeling of hostility towards the British already existing; some of the trekkers in1836-1840had taken part in and others had passively aided the rebellion of 1815 - " the most insane attempt ever made by a set of men to wage war against their sovereign " (Cloete, op. cit.
In any event, King Croesus had it in his mind to wage war against the Persians, so he asked the oracle: "Should I attack the Persians?"
The country requires a minimum wage because workers paid below the poverty line have an added cost on society.
The minimum is either set by a minimum wage law or determined by the demand and supply of that labor.
The maximum wage you can earn, though, is defined by supply and demand for labor, and by your negotiating ability, but it also has a cap.
If you are a wage earner, then you should love machines.
No matter how good she is, how dedicated she is, the assembly line worker's wage is capped.
However much value the labor can add to the thing is the amount of wage the person can earn.
Because there are more machines now—and as we noted before, machines magnify human effort—then anyone using a machine can get a higher wage than anyone not using a machine.
Second, in the past, technological improvements did not decrease human beings' propensity to wage war; they only made people better at killing.
Third, vast amounts of money are spent every year by virtually every nation on the planet to defend itself in war as well as to wage offensive war.
Fourth, monarchs have regarded war as a legitimate means to expand their tax base, which historically they used to enlarge their armies, which were then used to wage war to expand their tax base, which they then used to enlarge their armies, ad infinitum.
They wage war because it is the only language they speak.
It has increased our desire for peace and our unwillingness to wage war.
And most damaging, it can wage war and thereby siphon off wealth, technology, and the lives of its citizens.