The thing is, [they're] right. No one should be paid that much to prepare your food. Cooking, caring for the sick, cleaning, teaching/mentoring, crafting/forging, pursuing our heirarchy of motivation, are innate human behaviors which were never meant to be monetized. Yet social conditioning has convinced society that none of these things can take place without first being monetarily incentivized. The notion is as preposterous as saying a fish would cease swimming if not paid enough to do so. You'd be totally disregarding the fact that the fish must swim to survive, and had been swimming all along, with no arbitrary motivators. And so, what we're now experiencing is a breach in the vacuum that is the monetary system. Things aren't flowing so smoothly now that momentum has been displaced. The artificial hierarchy is being encroached upon by the 'working class' who have no choice but to demand more pay from a sector of society that feeds off the purchasing power of the people. The rich can not remain rich if the purchasing power of the poor continues to dwindle. Yet, resolving the issue (by increasing the working class wages) would be defiant of the system that created class stratification to ensure status quo. In other words, paying someone to 'flip burgers' as much as someone else gets paid to manage a company, play football or hold an office of political authority, doesn't fit into the box we've been told is the only box that 'works'..
And that's precisely why the 'box' is going to collapse in on itself. L.R.