December 23, 2013
JERRY BOWYER: What Was Charles Dickens Really Doing When He Wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’? “What was Dickens really doing when he wrote A Christmas Carol? Answer: He was weighing in on one of the central economic debates of his time, the one that raged between Thomas Malthus and one of the disciples of Adam Smith.”
If Dickens could have seen where England was heading, he might have taken a different angle on Scrooge.