I would imagine that things today are pretty much the same as they were in Jesus' time, e.g. most people don't have a lot of money or a lot of say in what goes on.
I prefer to place zero value in politics or politicians, then do not suffer from the disappointments concomitant with the belief that things will change (e.g. the general population are in substantially the same position as in Roman times, despite different theories, names and labels). I prefer to put my faith exclusively in what Christ has taught, which supersedes all other power.
I don't wish to go down the road of discussing politics, because to me it is mere appearance, huff and puff, achieving nothing.