~ Work Place "2004" ~
"The common wages of labor depend everywhere upon the contact usually made between two parties, whose interests are by no means the same. The workmen desire to get as much, the master to as little as possible... It is not, however, difficult to foresee which of the two parties must, upon all ordinary occasions, have the advantage in the dispute... In all such disputes the masters can hold out much longer. Many workmen could not subsist a week, few could subsist a month, and scarce any a year without employment. In the long run the workman may be as necessary to his master as his master is to him, but the necessity is not so immediate."  (italics mine)
Adam Smith


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