"The French Revolution was really about. a political system that made economic contractions hardest on the poor." Crash Course World History: The French Revolution. And I love hearing about the French Revolution. Shout out to the first women's march!
If you remind me that the events of Les Mis took place after the Revolution, I will remind you in return that Javert was a staunch royalist and probably would have considered the pre-revolutionary laws the utmost standard of morality!