Hello: Does anybody know what a stop-gag is? I found the word in a treatise on political philosophy, and don't know what it means. It does not appear in the main dictionaries online (including our beloved searching engine). The sentence is: "In sum, welfare capitalism is only a stop-gag, for it leaves untouched the sources of social injustice..." My atempt (a very imaginative one): "En resumen, el capitalismo de bienestar es solo un paliativo, ya que deja inalteradas las fuentes de la injusticia social...". Thank you.