Not brilliant, but better than most faranger countries who let Karens roam and spread.
Nobody is starving. People can't pay the bills but nobody is starving. If you know someone who actually is I will send them some food.
TAT are often misrepresented in the English media because people get worked up about it. For decades they have been successfully enticing people to Thailand creating millions of jobs for Thais and lifting millions Burmese, Cambodians and Laotians out of poverty.
You have your stories mixed up. The highso covid spread was a hiso nightclub. There were also hookers crossing the border and putting it on Facebook.
The copper got his flash cars by seizing illegal imports where he was legally paid 30% commission for doing it. Plus other businesses such as bird nests. Plus extorting drug dealer scum with plastic bags. Not from his coppers salary.
Public servants are paid low wages here. So they are not a burden on the taxpayers. But they are given opportunities to earn in other ways. I favor low taxes and a user pays system. I think it is good.
Every country has people that feel “less than”. Every country has a caste system of some kind. The people can revolt but alas too many are satisfied with their lot in life. Imagine if say in America 5,000,000 Americans armed to the teeth just marched on Washington DC, what do you think would happen? There would be a new America, why cant 10,000,000 Thais march in BKK and change their system for good. It happens in other places it could happen here too. Too many people are just not willing to make a sacrifice