Murray Christmas! We discuss Charles Dickens and his holiday story A Christmas Carol and how it is an anti-capitalist, anti-industrial revolution propaganda piece used to argue for additional government interventions. From the anecdotal testimony that is used to play on emotion vs. the reality of actual improvement in living standard (so long as they are voluntarily working in the factories, it is an improvement over their prior alternatives), the enclosure movement, corn laws, etc…So, we pretty much ruin your holiday story with this one….and, there is no Santa Claus! Enjoy!
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