Sure, the disparity between rich and poor is great but the standard of living of the poor today, especially in the west, rivals that of royalty of old.
Just shut up. You have never been poor and homeless, or if you have, you have clearly glossed over your past experience. What about being starving and exposed to the elements is better now than what the royalty of old experienced?
The hardness of the ground and the coldness of the air has not changed except by a few degrees over the past few centuries. I guess you could argue that man-made global warming helps all the destitute equally by giving an overall reduced chance of freezing to death under the awning in the local park where an 11 year old boy can find your frozen body on his way to the library.
No. Being unwanted and dying cold and alone is surely better than commanding armies of tens of thousands of warriors and having virgins offered as gifts.
Oh wait, you mean refrigeration, awesome new materials to make beds and such out of, medical advances etc make the modern man who can afford those things more privileged than royalty of old? That is an argument that could possibly fly. None of those things were really possible a thousand ago. But that word... afford. Hm.
Whatever dude. Enjoy your fantasy world where the poor have it better than royalty from hundreds of years ago.