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Greg asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 years ago

which period of time do you think have more corruption 18th century or now?

i mean now there's a lot of entertainment,so the life isn't seem very bad, middle class is still exploiting by the rich,so what's people's life in 18th century, is there more corruption??

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  • 8 years ago
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    Corruption can mean a lot of things but you can definitely make the point that health and social programs are better today than the 18th century. The best comparison you can really make between then and now is the change in style of gov't. Many countries in the world still relied on a ruler until the French Revolution, so there was definitely a lot more oppression from absolute monarchy. However you can make the comparison that back then people paid 10% of their money in taxes and now its about 50%. I think at that time, less security for health and life was available however, independence and the liberty to be as you please were higher.

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