Tag: Charles Dickens

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #67: A Christmas Carol

General Introduction – The end of the semester – Freudian slips The Surplus Population – Scrooge and Thomas Malthus – Enlightenment optimism – Population checks – Tiny Tim as a check on Malthus’ checks Victorian Ghost Lore – The chains – The teleology of ghosts – Conventional skepticism – Gravy and graves Dickens and Capitalism…