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A modest proposal for preventing the children of the poor from being a burden to their parents and making them beneficial to the public: Plagiarized from Jonathan Swift and modernized by Y.S. Brenner

Y.S. Brenner (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Article publication date: 1 January 1996

Abstract

Plagiarizes Jonathan Swift to produce a tongue‐in‐cheek proposal for the relief of the burden of children to the poor and so create benefits for the state. Claims satirically that the scheme would solve a number of societal problems.

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Brenner, Y.S. (1996), "A modest proposal for preventing the children of the poor from being a burden to their parents and making them beneficial to the public: Plagiarized from Jonathan Swift and modernized by Y.S. Brenner", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 23 No. 1, pp. 59-62. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068299610108881

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