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This is an answer that will definitely change based upon who you ask. I think it's safe to say that we're absolutely in a similar situation though and I applaud the connection made here.
If you're asking for further research opportunities, I suggest you take a look at:
- the rights of women
- rights of unions/general assemblies
- how big business (trusts/monopolies) operate
- rich vs. poor
The last two points are key-- during the late 1800s/early 1900s Roosevelet and (more notably) Taft really began breaking up trusts (Sherman Anti-Trust Act, etc) that would damage big business. People were not allowed to accumulate money so dishonestly. Now we see the same argument magnified: are corporations people?
The final point I suggested is the rich vs. poor: you see a huge gap in wealth during the Gilded Age, just like you see the angry 99%s now.
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