It takes me back to ole virginnie'
" paid a decent living wage"! Indeed! The market decides what people are paid at least after minimum wage is met, we do have that you know. Good grief!
Grief indeed, and more...'market' ...in a country which pays waitresses under $3/hour? and spends billions on arms...you live in mental lala land old son...Even though you have had a massive gdp and borrowings you have probably the highest numbers of people living in poverty and hopelessness and despair in the western world. Your Central Bankers organised that very deliberately for just that purpose and spread it world wide, That's the fact of it.
I appreciate the point of your criticism clearly indicating that not everyone has the same level of comprehension, that's why I made a point of writing in what I consider to be simple English. I simply can't stay with 'and' and 'but' or monosyllables and still make a lively conversation, so perhaps I AM a dummy, paradoxially...unable to by personal limitations and my environment to meet everyone's expectations in basic conversation. Oh well...just as well you pointed it out, I will try to do better/worse whichever it takes.
To finish in the respect to you of answering your criticique, I didn't mean to make you feel inadequate, or anyone else....I never think of my writing in terms of my intelligence but it is unavoidable that eclectic research in the practical-acadaemia of my engineering management ends up sounding 'intelligent' and to some even 'pseudo' when it is not their own level...I guess that's something to bear in mind for you 'sestoppelman'.
You know what an 'estoppel' is of course....? Hmmm,.... in a nutshell it's 'the placing of a block on the inequity of a situation'....which you have sought to do here. 'Se' is the French word indicating 'oneself' and 'man' is gender of course. Thus s'estoppelman' really was a great choice of title. "I doffs me hat" to your intellectual perspiscacity. ..I am only a mouldy old Socrates..and immediately you know HIS fate...he was 'estopple'd alright...he got the chop
'Courtesy is catching' and I am glad to have stimulated thinking and reaction but remember the old addage "Don't throw out the baby with the bathwater".Voila.