Most especially this in terms of anti-government philosophy.
The elite, unregulated, will only work for itself because the lower classes are becoming less and less necessary.
This is primarily due to the fact that advancing technology has allowed both more automation (meaning less need for workers) and more advanced weaponry (easier to suppress lower classes).
Before the 20th century, it was much easier for the lower classes to hold revolts and rebellions, and thus, absolutist and oligarchic governments were held accountable for their actions against the lower classes. Additionally, the lower class was absolutely necessary to maintain food supplies as well as to serve as a dispensable workforce to further advance the elite’s projects.
In the modern world, neither of these are possible, and thus, we see countless examples where the elite remains unregulated, and because of this, (almost) only works for itself and cannot be toppled.
We see this in North Korea, China, Saudi Arabia, countless African nations, and pretty much any other dictatorship or oligarchy (excluding Bhutan).
As a child I was raised to think of the government as a necessary evil, and I still find that view to be pretty reasonable.