1911: The rich had plenty of food. If you were poor, you were hungry. You almost never had a chance to overeat.
2011: Obesity among the poor is a major problem.
1911: The rich had symphonies and stage plays. If you were poor, you seldom heard music or saw a stage play because of the cost.
2011: The poor have almost endless opportunities for entertainment.
1911: The rich often attended college. The poor seldom had the opportunity to graduate high school.
2011: The poor get free education through high school and grants for college.
1911: The rich were warm in the winter. The poor were cold in winter.
2011: The poor have central heat.
1911: The rich rode. The poor walked.
2011: The poor have access to many forms of transportation and many considered poor own their own automobiles.
The poor have more parity with the rich in the necessities of life today than ever before in history. Nevertheless, leftists argue that income inequality is a growing problem.
You know, that might just be propaganda.