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How Charles Dickens Put Holly Branch Through The Heart Of The Worst Economics Ever

annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 4:37 PM
Steve of CA Wrote: 1 hour ago (2:59 PM) ".....You cannot separate his other writings from "A Christmas Carol" ----------------------- So, in the deluded mind of "Steve of CA", all of a novelist's works are just one long book, all connected. Is it any wonder that we conservatives have to repeatedly point out that liberalism is a mental disorder? LOL
Steve of CA Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 12:14 AM
They are not one long book, but they are certainly connected as the books flow from the same mind, and I fail to see how the views expressed in his other writings such as Hard Times are so distinct that they should be disregarded in interpreting political themes from A Christmas Carol. You say I am deluded but to describe Scrooge as a greedy liberal as you do is laughable, And unlike you I would not claim conservativism is a mental disorder. That kind of talk is characteristic of totalitarian regimes, where dissidents are often put into mental asylums.
annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 1:17 PM
You continue to demonstrate your inability to think and reason. Only a complete idiot would claim that all books written by the same author are somehow connected.

Scrooge was the quintessential liberal - he hated Christmas, didn't believe in God, was a greedy miser who mistreated everyone he came in contact with, didn't know how to run a business properly, etc......

After he converted to Christianity by the end of the book, he had morphed into a good Christian conservative. Amen to that.

We could hope that it would happen to you, too, but your heart is hard and your head is even harder.

Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: and those who are badly off must go there.” “Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.” “If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”

That phrase–surplus population–is what first tipped me off to Dickens’ philosophical agenda. He’s taking aim at the father of the zero-growth philosophy, Thomas Malthus. Malthus’ ideas...