How Scrooge’s miserly ways could fix the economy

This is an article from CBC’s website. If you’re looking for a way to stir up some good arguments over Christmas dinner, read this article…

“I think Scrooge is clearly misunderstood and used to vilify business,” said Yaron Brook , president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, an organization named after the author whose books promoted individual rights and made the moral case for rational self-interest.

‘Scrooge is really a hero’

David N. Mayer, professor of law and history at Capital University Law School in Ohio, made a similar argument in his own essay, saying that the “unredeemed Scrooge is really a hero. He’s the most real character in the story — the one character in the book who acts responsible and who treats his fellow men justly.”