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Definition of Wages

Wages

  1. The share of the annual product or national dividend which goes as a reward to labor, as distinct from the remuneration received by capital in its various forms. This economic or technical sense of the word wages is broader than the current sense, and includes not only amounts actually paid to laborers, but the remuneration obtained by those who sell the products of their own work, and the wages of superintendence or management, which are earned by skill in directing the work of others.
  2. A compensation given to a hired person for services; price paid for labor; recompense; hire. See Wage, n., 2.

Wages Quotations

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.
Henry Ford

It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.
Henry Ford

I think that wealthy white people would like to have a country that resembles the Fifties, when all the minorities were tucked away in ghettos and paid in very low wages but on the surface it was very bright and shiny and free and the rest of the world would look on it longingly.
Alice Walker

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
H. L. Mencken

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.
Thomas Sowell
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Wages Translations

wages in Afrikaans is salaris
wages in Dutch is gage, loon, bezoldiging, salaris
wages in Finnish is palkka
wages in French is salaire
wages in Italian is stipendio
wages in Spanish is salario

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