Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property.
In the old days, you would have one lawyer to handle everything: speeding tickets, buying a house, contracts, litigation, real estate, copyrights, leasing, entertainment, intellectual property, forensic accounting, criminal offenses… the list goes on. Now, you have to have a separate lawyer for each one of those categories!
In 2017, people have realized there isn’t going to be one crypto to rule them all. You’re seeing vertical solutions where XRP is focused on payment problems, Ethereum is focused on smart contracts, and increasingly, bitcoin is a store of value. Those aren’t competitive. In fact, I want bitcoin and Ethereum to be successful.
Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it.
Study how to write smart contracts, which is the basic unit of programming a blockchain for business purposes. It is the equivalent of being taught HTML and Java during the early Internet days. And master how to create assets or tokenize existing ones on a blockchain.
The Tories have built a system defined by insecurity – from wages to job contracts to housing to the welfare state. If they want to understand why socialism – long dead, never coming back, or so they thought – has undergone a revival, this is why.
We can code wills, escrows, trusts, notaries, revokable charge backs, proof of contracts, intellectual property enforcement. What Wall Street does can be done in code by Bitcoin.
I am more focused on the games; things like contracts I leave with my agent.
One goal of law – as we learn in law school from the first day of contracts – is to deter bad behavior.
Read your contracts. Up and down, left and right.
Kindle Singles is publishing on skates. It prints like lightning; our book meets readers in hours. I’ve spent so many years waiting for publishers to consider whether they wanted to print a book of mine, making contracts, taking months to fit it into the Fall list or the Spring list, fitting it into an advertising plan.
The real violence is committed in the writing of history, the records of the legal system, the reporting of news, through the manipulation of social contracts, and the control of information.
Bryant H. McGill
Just give me 25 guys on the last year of their contracts; I’ll win a pennant every year.
I don’t sign contracts on a whim.
People know more about baseball players’ contracts than they do about the policies that govern the fate of our children’s lives in twenty years. Think about it. People used to say, the whole time I was growing up, ‘Do you want to bring a child into this world?’ That’s pretty dire.
A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings, not credit creation by a central bank.
Everybody makes money for a living, but most of us actually do something that has a point, in addition to just making money. We examine and treat patients, we teach students, we draw up contracts and wills, we write for newspapers, magazines, and web sites, we clean floors, or we serve meals.
A woman’s flattery may inflate a man’s head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.
Smart property might be created by embedding smart contracts in physical objects.
Subsidies and mandates are just two of the privileges that government can bestow on politically connected friends. Others include grants, loans, tax credits, favorable regulations, bailouts, loan guarantees, targeted tax breaks and no-bid contracts.
The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.
Contracts are not a holy relic in football. You can like this attitude or not, but it’s the truth. Sometimes you have to think about if it is meaningful to try out a new impulse.
I’ve made six films for Disney, and they have a clause in their contracts called the morality clause that I’ve always refused to sign.
When I turned 16, my dad made me sign a contract – he made us sign contracts for everything – that if I hit my car, I would be responsible for paying for it. I was in bumper-to-bumper traffic, and I tapped someone. It was so not a big deal, but I had to pay for it.
I think, because of the lack of guaranteed contracts in the league, there’s hesitancy to speaking your minds at times. But I feel like there could be a movement beginning where guys are feeling a little more comfortable talking about things that are important to them.
The ability of players to jump teams when their contracts are up has hurt fan loyalty.
I have always been an honest trader. I come from a school of traders where there was honour in the deal. No contracts, just a handshake and that’s it, done. That’s the way I prefer to do business but it’s not always possible these days, sadly.
My philosophy is always to fulfill contracts.
I’ve shot a lot of pilots that have never seen the light of day, jobs that have fallen apart or gotten canceled, so I’m really weary about what contracts I sign and where I swear my loyalty to.
D. J. Cotrona
I had been warned not to get on a motorcycle, sort of. I think there is a clause in most general basic contracts to keep yourself in one piece and not alter your looks without telling them first.
Outreach appearances in the schools are usually part of my contracts, and I love doing them.
Danielle de Niese
Architects have created this fake separation between creation and execution. You can see it in architecture schools, where the students look down on going to contracts classes.
The mind of a bigot to the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour on it, the more it contracts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
We sign $1 million contracts in Asia and Russia and get treated like royalty but when we are here in America we are flying in the back of the plane in economy, playing back-to-backs.
I wanted to learn how the business worked. I wanted to see how people got drafted, how players got traded, how they got picked up in free agency, how the salary cap worked, how do you manage an organization, how do you negotiate contracts. The Bulls gave me an excellent opportunity to answer all the questions that I wanted to ask.
B. J. Armstrong
One of the market’s virtues, and the reason it enables so much peaceful interaction and cooperation among such a great variety of peoples, is that it demands of its participants only that they observe a relatively few basic principles, among them honesty, the sanctity of contracts, and respect for private property.
If you see my history with contracts, it’s never been about money because if it was about money I would have made other choices.
Zero-hours contracts offer an entry point for people who are either new to the workforce or have commitments that make it hard to work full-time.
Nigeria is still grappling with the negative consequences of the use of opacity by senior members of government and their cronies between 1993 and 1998, awarding themselves juicy contracts in the extractive industry.
The only time being in the middle class hurts you is if you’re in the middle class with players who are on bad contracts. If you’re in the middle class and all your players are on good contracts then I don’t think that’s a problem.
I have made lots of mistakes in terms of contracts and spending money when I shouldn’t have spent money.
Players must understand that if they go after more lucrative contracts, then they forfeit their chances of playing in the national team.
Arbitration clauses have become prevalent in most corporate agreements or contracts for employees.
One way to become more attractive as an employer to millennials is to offer different kinds of contracts – not only the classical contract of indefinite duration, but also to be open to having more contractors and flexibility.
A lot of people can’t say that they’ve got three contracts in this league.
A. J. Green
Verbal contracts are about as useful as a fart on a treadmill.
I don’t see myself as an artist, as a writer. The sort of writing that I do, which is popular fiction, it’s work. I have contracts to fulfil, and I have deadlines to meet.
What we have now is a situation where politicians get a whole bunch of money from mainly business interests. Then once they hold that office, they spend all their time in office paying back over and over again those campaign contributions through various favors and contracts and that sort of thing.
I have an affinity for the law. I like looking at the small type on contracts, and if I could have afforded law school, I probably would have gone.
In order to grow-up, blockchains will eventually need a lot of standards that are vendor- and solutions-agnostic. So many areas are ripe for standards developments: smart contracts, tokens, security, storage, messaging, identities, naming, record-keeping, and more.
Zero-hours contracts are a low proportion of the workforce; they provide a route into employment and flexibility for staff. They benefit business, consumers, and taxpayers by keeping costs down, and they boost productivity, allowing the efficient use of labour.
When the calamity we feared is already arrived, or when the expectation of it is so certain as to shut out hope, there seems to be a principle within us by which we look with misanthropic composure on the state to which we are reduced, and the heart sullenly contracts and accommodates itself to what it most abhorred.
No. 1, Halliburton. Certainly, if they’ve overcharged they should be whacked and whacked good, but the idea that the vice president somehow is involved in this, whether they got contracts because of him, that’s nonsense.
Sometimes I have signed blank contracts.
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.
The technical director’s role is very important – not just on contracts, not just on signing players and seeing through the philosophy but also in taking a bit of weight off the manager.
No matter what contract anyone is on it is important you are playing football. It is a short career and you have to earn a living but at the same time playing football is the best way to get better contracts anyway.
You’re going to start seeing open-source, self-executing contracts gradually improve over time. What the Internet did to publishing, blockchain will do to about 160 different industries. It’s crazy.
Patrick M. Byrne
My new mission is, and I’ve said this to the White House, I want the Buy America to be real. I want the Buy America to be by small businesses, African American businesses, Latino and Asian, but in particular our African American businesses who heretofore couldn’t even find the front door of government contracts.
Sheila Jackson Lee
Democrats who see virtue in the estate tax are doing the equivalent of aborting future enterprises. They deprive businesses of oxygen with their support for capital gains taxes and disregard for contracts.
When I became an entrepreneur, I had the knowledge to develop and manage budgets, market products and review legal contracts.
If we open our history books, we shall see that the laws, for all that they are or should be contracts amongst free men, have rarely been anything but the tools of the passions of a few men or the offspring of a fleeting and haphazard necessity.
Everyone in the entertainment business gets crappy contracts when we start out, and into the middle of our careers. It’s the nature of the business.
J. Michael Straczynski
There’s so much of this thing now, where you’re supposed to do all the work before you get the commission. I think it’s really good to try to resist that. If you just have a week to come up with a pitch for something, your ideas aren’t going to be very good. Get your income from somewhere else, and keep your writing not tied into these contracts.
I call it, ‘The Kentucky Effect.’ Guys from Kentucky are usually drafted higher, and their shoe contracts are worth more. They’re in more demand overall because they played here.
Once our construction business began to win more contracts, our business success allowed us to reap the benefits of all the risks we took to start our company and we were able to resolve and settle outstanding fees.
I didn’t sign any contracts, and I didn’t see any oil.
The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body’s total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?
Without law, without the social stability it provides, there can’t be contracts and deals, there can’t be chamber meetings, there can’t be good jobs and safe families.
Just as the web democratized publishing and development, Bitcoin can democratize building new financial services. Contracts can be entered into, verified, and enforced completely electronically, using any third-party that you care to trust, or by the code itself.
For me, it’s always been a financial kind of scenario. I was actually the first one who signed the ‘exclusive to Ring of Honor’ contract. I was the first guy who ever signed one of those contracts. That was tough for me because I had no one to talk to. I had no examples to go on. I was the guinea pig.
We are telling veterans they must sacrifice to pay for the pet projects and contracts to campaign donors of powerful members of Congress.
Mark Hopkins was one of the truest and best men that ever lived. He had a keen analytical mind; was thoroughly accurate, and took general supervision of the books, contracts, etc. He was strictly the office man, and never bought or sold anything. I always felt when I was in the East that our business in his hands was entirely safe.
Collis Potter Huntington
With demands for special education or standardized test prep being shouted in their ears, public schools can’t always hear a parent when he says: ‘I want my child to be able to write contracts in Spanish,’ or, ‘I want my child to shake hands firmly,’ or, ‘I want my child to study statistics and accounting, not calculus.’
The mental capacity of a person to make reasonable contracts, is the only criterion, by which to determine his legal capacity to make obligatory contracts. And his mental capacity to make reasonable contracts is certainly not to be determined by the fact that he is, or is not, twenty-one years of age.
I have no contracts with my clients; just a handshake is enough.
Irving Paul Lazar
I went through all my electric bills, the water bills, the phone bills, elevator contracts, and I found enough wasteful spending without reducing any programs anywhere, without reducing any services, I found enough wasteful spending to pay my entire salary for three years.
Because of my filming commitments in America, you have to sign contracts where you can’t change your physical appearance.
For me, I’ve been very lucky because of my relationship with Ring of Honor. I’m very close with everyone there, and that includes the guys that negotiate the contracts.
The options and futures traded on exchanges are derivatives contracts.
Basically, managing is about influencing action. Managing is about helping organizations and units to get things done, which means action. Sometimes, managers manage actions directly. They fight fires. They manage projects. They negotiate contracts.
To try and stand outside the marriage, I’d say we have complementary capabilities. I do the hustling and the business. I do more script reading. I handle contracts.
In Hollywood, there is no bigger commitment you can make than to a TV series. Even marriages pale in comparison. Marriages don’t require signing iron-clad multiyear contracts. At least, most first marriages don’t.
Even in Britain, the trade unions tell me that employment contracts have less protection than in the past.
Before I was elected to Congress, I helped to create the public corruption unit in the office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Unfortunately, business was good. Among the usual suspects were government contracts steered to insiders – leaving Illinois taxpayers holding the bag.
I feel pretty used by the music industry, in that my contracts are written in such a way that I don’t get paid. And that makes me wanna quit working for whoever thinks it is that I work for them. But I’ve clearly got a job that I can’t quit.
I was little impressed with this rough and ready way of persuading people to renew their contracts and decided that I was now quite free of any obligations.
Stars didn’t have to worry as they were on long term contracts and were able to enjoy their vacations without worrying about tomorrow. Few had financial worries due to large incomes and little taxes.
Over the next decade, cities and states across America will be compelled to tighten their belts as the really big bills – the pension bills they cannot afford – come due. They’ll have to go after existing contracts with current workers.
It can’t really happen today the way it did back then and part of that is because I think there’s a bit of a competitive scare over at Marvel and DC so they lock guys up with exclusive contracts.
A man’s ‘original and natural right’ to make all contracts that are ‘intrinsically obligatory,’ and to coerce the fulfillment of them, is one of the most valuable and indispensable of all human possessions.
The reason the contracts are so long is because actors are very spontaneous; we may want to do Shakespeare one day and be Porky Pig the next!
Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.
From cutting back on state contracts to reducing the number of state cars, We’re making state government smaller, smarter, more efficient, and more accountable.
In all honesty, I’m not able to talk about contracts. It’s nothing with ‘American Idol’ in particular, it’s just things I really need to take care of in my life.
My manager and my agents, they go over my contracts.
It has no enforceable standards to stop a union from conspiring with employers to keep another stronger union out or from negotiating contracts with lower pay and standards that members of another union have spent a lifetime establishing.
In those days, man, in the ’50s, black people in the South… We didn’t recognize contracts that much. And we didn’t recognize marriages that much, either.
We are forced by the major publishers to include electronic rights in the contracts we make with publishers for new books. And there’s very little we can do about that.
The studio have always claimed that the ship is the star of the show, especially when they’re renegotiating contracts.
So, in the last year, the whole cast sued for release from our contracts.
Most artists have contracts directly with the record company, and when they do music, all of their music is owned by the record company. But I did mine through a production company.
My high school coach was Ray O’Conner. He has coached a lot of players that have signed professional contracts, and many of those have gone on to play in the major leagues.
We think the managed security services opportunity is enormous and so we have been an active participant and probably the largest firm in this space outside of an IBM or EDS, which does large outsourcing contracts.
John W. Thompson
We decided to either try trades or just go with older players. If you do that and let contracts expire you can be in the lottery for about four or five years and expect your fans to be patient.
If there was ever any truth to the trickle-down theory, the only evidence of it I’ve ever seen was in that period of 1960 to 1965. All of sudden they were handing out major label recording contracts like they were coming in Cracker Jack boxes.
Dave Van Ronk
This is not a change of career for me. Just an expansion of it. I have contracts and obligations and business partners who are counting on me. And I would only want to do another movie if it’s as good as this one.
Our driver policy was partly dictated by who was available because of other contracts.
Many musicians will say they don’t care about the money yet they must commit themselves to appear at given times and places, and to produce what sells, whether they believe in it or not. It depends on contracts.
The contracts are structured different than athletes in America, but for me, it was good to move on and go back to playing in the premiere league, which is the best league. It was disappointing, as far as the team goes, but for me, there wasn’t much I could do.
I don’t sign contracts for my books.
Thoroughly read all your contracts. I really mean thoroughly.
Unfortunately, there are no mulligans when it comes to pro football contracts.
I felt like my pregnancy was a sacred moment for me. I stayed in Boston and I didn’t work apart from the contracts I have, and then I only let them use my face.
If I found the right guy, I think I would get married. Maybe. I just feel like it’s just a contract. Why sign any more contracts, really?
Drea De Matteo
Now when I say Sophie Ellis-Bextor I feel that’s not really me because that’s become this entity from doing the gigs and the shows and the make-up contracts and whatever else.
I don’t pitch for contracts.
I signed contracts I didn’t think were a good idea but people around me said it was the way forward. It saddens me that I’ll never own my first album ever, which sucks.
No one in their right mind would turn down the contracts I’ve been offered.
One of the marked characteristics of the U.K. security industry as compared with defence is the lack of company scale. This can put our firms at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to big contracts.
There’s a lot of artists whose contracts are written in such a way that they do not get paid for what’s happening on streaming services.
I want companies who get federal contracts to hire more women and minorities from the local area.
In the NFL they talk about ‘contracts,’ but it’s not really a contract, it’s a one year agreement. If you have a 10 year contract, it means nothing. If you get cut in the NFL, you get nothing. People don’t talk about that.
Shoot, there’s a committee to tell you everything at a record label. You definitely have to know who you are if you want to look like you at the end of the process. We’ve all seen people get record contracts, and by the time they’re spit out by the machine, we don’t even recognize them.
Among our responsibilities is to make sure that 23 percent of all government contracts go to small businesses. That’s about $150 billion annually, from all the government agencies.
An awful lot of successful technology companies ended up being in a slightly different market than they started out in. Microsoft started with programming tools, but came out with an operating system. Oracle started doing contracts for the CIA. AOL started out as an online video gaming network.
Because hip-hop has no requirements, you deal with people that have the least intelligence on the planet. Some of the people that compare themselves to me, compare themselves to me because they rap and I rap. They can’t even read the contracts that they sign to be a rapper, to do the deal.
A married woman has the same natural right to acquire and hold property, and to make all contracts that she is mentally competent to make reasonably, as has a married man, or any other man.
Managers are responsible for setting workplace policies under which teachers can succeed. Managers are responsible for negotiating contracts that create the conditions under which teachers can succeed.