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Adam Smith: poverty and famine

My Besterman lecture was a highly critical assessment of Adam Smith’s views on famine. In The Wealth of Nations (1776) Smith claims that in a free market economy famines will never occur. 770 more words

Writers Of 18th Century

Review: A Modest Proposal

Book Review
A Modest Proposal is a satirical work of fiction by Jonathan Swift, written nearly 300 years ago. It is an Irish piece, originally published anonymously, but served as a way to shove stupidity in the face of the English government and wealthy. 350 more words

Book Reviews

Satire: From Swift to Southpark

In Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal, an essay he published anonymously in Ireland in 1792, the speaker, also an Irishman, addresses the very real problem of poverty his country was facing at the time.  2,025 more words

Legacy/Impact

Poem: Comic Poetry

Networks of stinky word fart bubbles in tepid spring water

spit from a methane snow monkey spring in japan, or wherever

dreams come from this day and age, festering cliche wounds… 167 more words

Andrew Halter

Still marking

I am heading out of town for a week tomorrow and will be taking the last of the marking with me. I will put a notice up here once I have turned in the grades. 33 more words

Course Admin

Kicking Ass, Libtards and My Modest Proposal

Here’s an anecdote that sums up The Divided States of America, and a rather simplistic explanation of how we got there.

But because our attention spans have been Twitterized, here’s the explanation first: Bad parenting. 381 more words

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