In Defense of Scrooge

Man Against the State | ActivistPost

Does Ebenezer Scrooge deserve his reputation for villainy? Below is a great reminder to always consider that the other person’s point of view is worth understanding.

“It is my purpose, in making this holiday defense of my client, to present to you a different interpretation of the story, that you will see the villainy not in my client’s character, but in Charles Dickens’s miscasting of the true heroes of the time of which he wrote, namely, the industrialists and financiers who created that most liberating epoch in human history: the Industrial Revolution.”

A reading of an abridged version of the article “The Case for Ebenezer” by Butler Shaffer, published at, accompanied by images from the 1951 film starring Alistair Sim.

Original article here.

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