That doesn't make sense! I must live somewhere else than you. I imagine you aren't living on Richy McRichy Street?
Hello there fine lady... er, peasant woman. How is your day here in this industrializing city?
Well, if you want to know, it's not great. I mean, I live in an overcrowded apartment building filled with dirt and filth.
You know, I came to this city for opportunity, and all I've gotten is crime, prostitution, and alcohol
Well, you do all need jobs, don't you? I mean, I was able to get a small loan of a million dollars from Daddy, but not everyone can get that!
You see, us "gentry" subversively, er, responsibly control the government and economy
But... but how is that fair?
So, I just have to toil miserably under someone else's control for the rest of my life?...
If only some brave, slightly crazy German economist could save us!
A certain German philosopher and economist of the 19th century
TO BE CONTINUED
THAT GIVES ME AN IDEA...
I hate being abused at work...
Back to Reality... For Now
Man, overcrowding is getting so bad.But I mean, like, those suburb things are so 16th-century.
Yeah... I mean, by 1800, almost 10% of the European population was living in cities. Good thing wages are stagnating... oh wait...
And life is getting harder, too! I mean, in in the early 1700s, a bunch of poor people died due to too much alcohol. And with all the public executions that the rich people go to... life really sucks! I am so envious, but also hateful towards, those rich *!#$@ *&$%#@ !*#*%@!
But just remember... all of this urbanization is happening largely because of what our amazing monarchs did to centralize authority!
So, this urbanization thing certainly gives us some nice perks, like, um... jobs... but also isn't too great for all of our living