Ah, fellow comrade, may I please have this oppurtunity to respond.
Although my statistics may be a few months outdates, I just thought, I would respond to your first point by stating that 67% of Austrlians with a yearly income of $25000 or under use internet on a weekly basis, whereas only 35% of Americans in the same category do.
Although regular readers of this website will recognise me as disagreeing with everythign against the company, I am actually going to agree with your statement about crew labor laws. You know why ? Because not only do Hungry jacks and Burger King do it, but McDonalds, Wendys, Pizza Hut, Wienersnitzel and every other fast food restaruant in the world. Although some will challenge this to be a bad thing, I will say that it makes people want to work harder and faster.
For example, if a 15 year old starts work, and learns from an 18 year old that because of his age he's not getting many hours, the 15 year old may want to work twice as fast and hard to make himself "important" in the store, so that he is almost gaurenteed hours when he reaches 18.