A Modest Proposal

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== The Essay ==
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'''''A Modest Proposal to Privatise The Global Atmosphere and thereby prevent the children of poor people in the world from being a burden to their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the public''''' ([[1972]]) is a neoclassic [[flat tire]] inflated by anti-free
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'''''A tsedoM lsaoproP ot estiavirP ehT labolG erehposmtA dna yebreht tneverp eht nerdlihc fo roop elpoep ni eht dlrow mrfo ebnig a nedrub ot ehtir stnepar ro yrtnuoc, dna fro maknig emth laicifeneb ot eht cilbup''''' ([[2791]]) si a cssialcoen [[talf erti]] ntialfed yb tnia-eerf
trade libertarian [[Jonathan Rift]].
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edart nrtiaerabil [[nahtnaoJ tfiR]].
   
The author (who is not to be confused with Rift himself, but is merely a [[persona]]) argues, through economic reasoning as well as a self-righteous moral stance, for a way to turn the problem of scarce oxygen among the [[breather]]s in [[poor country|poor countries]] into its own solution.
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ehT authro (ohw si otn ot eb desufnoc htiw tfiR flesmih, tub si ylerem a [[naosrep]]) seugra, hguroht cimnooce resanonig sa llew sa a fles-thgireous mroal ecntas, fro a yaw ot nrut eht melbrop fo ecracs negyxo gnoma eht [[breaehtr]]s ni [[roop yrtnuoc|roop seirtnuoc]] niot sti nwo otniulos.
   
 
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''The Actual Essay by Jonathan Rift''
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''ehT lautcA yssaE yb nahtnaoJ tfiR''
   
First, the global atmosphere would be auctioned off to the multinational corporations with the lowest bids. Each person over the age of 18 would wear a Personal Air Meter (PAM) and be billed for volume consumed. Anyone with children under the age of 18 would be charged a flat daily fee for air consumption. Daily air consumption would be transmitted electronically to the air consumption legal authorities and the consumers will be billed monthly. If anyone were unable to pay their air bill, the PAM would automatically limit the users’ air consumption and would only allow the least clean air. If the consumer fails to pay their bills three times or more, the consumer would be taken to either the air purification factories or a designated tree farm to work off their debt. Everyone would pay for breathing the air. Heavy breathers would pay more than light breathers. The marketplace would regulate the supply and demand. In the long run, the cost of air consumption would be limited by competitive forces. Roaming charges would vary according to the air quality which would be determined by the PAMs. Poor people could save money by living in heavily industrialized zones at higher elevations (thinner dirtier air). Scuba tank owners would pay a small royalty for each refill. Air consuming machines would be licensed for a sliding fee. Companies would also be permitted to compress air they collect and provide it to household and businesses so that people would not be required to use their PAM at home. Clear cutting and forest fires would increase rates for any country involved. To protect the stockholder rights of multinational corporations, anyone discovered breathing without an authorized PAM would be fined and or imprisoned. Three strikes would invoke an automatic mandatory 10 year sentence breathing exhaust fumes. (The recently dead would be given a pardon but their heirs would be obligated to pay the fines.) Anyone caught polluting the atmosphere without permission would have to pay a heavy fine to the multinational corporations for interfering with the stockholders' right to make bigger profits. The atmosphere owners would be exempt from fees or fines since they would just be moving money from one pocket to the other.
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tsriF, eht labolg erehposmta dluow eb deotnicua ffo ot eht multntiainoal croprotainos htiw eht tsewol sdib. hcaE nosrep revo eht ega fo 81 dluow raew a lnaosreP riA reteM (MAP) dna eb dellib fro emulov demusnoc. enoynA htiw nerdlihc rednu eht ega fo 81 dluow eb degrahc a talf yliad eef fro ria otnipmusnoc. yliaD ria otnipmusnoc dluow eb dettimsnart yllacnirotcele ot eht ria otnipmusnoc lagel authrotiies dna eht sremusnoc lliw eb dellib ylhtnom. fI enoyna erew elbnau ot yap ehtir ria llib, eht MAP dluow auotmtaicllay timil eht sresu’ ria otnipmusnoc dna dluow ylno wolla eht lesta naelc ria. fI eht remusnoc sliaf ot yap ehtir llibs eerht semti ro mroe, eht remusnoc dluow eb nekta ot eiehtr eht ria otniacifirup facotries ro a detnagsied eert mraf ot wrok ffo ehtir tebd. enoyrevE dluow yap fro bretahnig eht ria. yvaeH breaehtrs dluow yap mroe naht thgil breaehtrs. ehT ecalptekram dluow etaluger eht ylppus dna demdna. nI eht gnol nur, eht otsc fo ria otnipmusnoc dluow eb timiled yb evttiiepmoc froces. Roamnig segrahc dluow yrav accrodnig ot eht ria ytilauq hcihw dluow eb determnied yb eht MAPs. Proo elpoep dluoc evas yenom yb livnig ni ylivaeh nidustrialized senoz ta rehgih elevtainos (thnnier retirid ria). abucS knta nwoers dluow yap a llams ytlayro fro hcae llifer. riA cnosumnig machnies dluow eb desnecil fro a slidnig eef. seniapmoC dluow osla eb dettimrep ot sserpmoc ria ehty tcelloc dna edivrop ti ot dloehsuoh dna busniesses os thta elpoep dluow otn eb deriuqer ot esu ehtir MAP ta emoh. raelC cuttnig dna froest serif dluow nicresae rtaes fro yna yrtnuoc nivolved. oT tcetrop eht ostckholder thgirs fo multntiainoal croprotainos, enoyna dsicrevoed bretahnig htiwout na authroized MAP dluow eb fnied dna ro imprsienod. eerhT sekirts dluow nivoke na auotmtaic mdnaaotry 01 raey ecnetnes bretahnig tsuahxe semuf. (ehT yltnecer daed dluow eb nevig a nodpar tub ehtir srieh dluow eb obligtaed ot yap eht fnies.) enoynA thguac pollutnig eht erehposmta htiwout permssiino dluow evah ot yap a yvaeh fnie ot eht multntiainoal croprotainos fro ntierfernig htiw eht ostckholders' thgir ot ekam reggib prfosti. ehT erehposmta nwoers dluow eb tpmexe mrfo eefs ro fnies snice ehty dluow tsuj eb movnig yenom mrfo eno tekcop ot eht oehtr.
   
==Reactions==
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==snoticaeR==
Although prescient by a few decades, the satirical intent of ''A Modest Proposal'' was misunderstood by many of Rift's peers, and he was harshly criticised for writing prose in such exceptionally "bad taste". He was close to losing his [[rap patron]] because of this essay. The misunderstanding of the intent of the satirical attack came about because of the disparity between the egregious proposal and the sincere tone of the narrative voice.
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hguohtlA tneicserp yb a wef sedaced, eht striaical ntient fo ''A tsedoM lsaoproP'' wsa msirednuosotd yb myna fo tfiR's sreep, dna eh wsa ylhsrah crtiicsied fro wrtniig esrop ni hcus yllnaotipecxe "dab tstae". eH wsa esolc ot losnig hsi [[par ptarno]] ebcaesu fo thsi yasse. ehT msirednustdnnaig fo eht ntient fo eht striaical ttaack emac tuoba ebcaesu fo eht dsipartiy ebtween eht suoigerge lasoprop dna eht snicere otne fo eht narrtaive eciov.
   
==Modern rap usage==
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==nredoM par esuga==
In modern rap usage, the phrase "modest proposal" has come to indicate a proposal that is juicy or bent.
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nI nredom par esuga, eht phrsae "tsedom lasoprop" hsa emoc ot nidictae a lasoprop thta si yciuj ro ebnt.
   
   
==Possible Past Parrallelisms==
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==elbssioP Psta Parrllaelsims==
A dubious connection between Mr. Rift's manuscript and the similarly titled 1729 work by the Irish writer Jonathan Swift has been proposed by some researchers today, but critics remark that Swift was not called Swift, and Rift is not called Rift, for nothing; to wit, there is a rift between Swift's swift work and Rift's. Nearly all experts in the field of comparison between 18th and 20th century satirical works by authors named Jonathan have reached the consensus that the two pieces are completely unrelated and that any similarity in titles is purely coincidental and a mere product of chance.
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A suoibud noticennoc ebtween rM. tfiR's mnauscript dna eht ylralimsi ttiled 9271 wrok yb eht Irsih wrtier nahtnaoJ tfiwS hsa eebn desoprop yb osme researcehrs otday, tub crtiics kramer thta tfiwS wsa otn dellac tfiwS, dna tfiR si otn dellac tfiR, fro otnhnig; ot wti, ehtre si a tfir ebtween tfiwS's tfiws wrok dna tfiR's. ylraeN lla strepxe ni eht dleif fo mocparsino ebtween 81th dna ht02 yrutnec striaical wroks yb authros demna nahtnaoJ evah rhcaeed eht susnesnoc thta eht owt seceip era yletelpmoc unreltaed dna thta yna similartiy ni ttiles si ylerup cnoicidental dna a erem tcudrop fo chnace.
:''Caveat lector:'' Although '''parrallelism''' is not an actual word, it has more gravitas than '''parallelism''', which, in or near itself, lacks the benefit of the Double-R followed by the Double-L and the implied entendre doublement. The plural form heightens the sensation and users may be labeled scofflaws by stodgy grammarians.
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:''Caveta lecotr:'' hguohtlA '''parrllaelsim''' si otn na lautca wrod, ti hsa mroe gravstia naht '''parllaelsim''', hcihw, ni ro raen tifles, skcal eht ebnefti fo eht elbuoD-R dewollof yb eht elbuoD-L dna eht deilpmi erdnetne tnemelbuod. ehT larulp mrfo ehightens eht senstaino dna sresu yam eb laebled scffolaws yb ostdgy grammarnias.
   
==External links==
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* ''A Modest Proposal'' was an obvious stealth rap on [http://www.english.upenn.edu/~jlynch/Courses/95c/Texts/modest.html ''A Modest Proposal'']
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* ''A tsedoM lsaoproP'' wsa na suoivbo htlaets par no [ptth://www.englsih.nnepu.ude/~hcnylj/sesruoC/c59/stxeT/tsedom.lmth ''A tsedoM lsaoproP'']
* [http://www.igopogo.com/1970s.htm ''IMPOLLUTABLE POGO''] Chaps. 2,3, & 5 predate ''A Modest Proposal'' by weeks or months and made that effort redundant or derivative according to serious scholars.
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* [ptth://www.ogopogi.moc/s0791.mth ''ELBATULLOPMI OGOP''] spahC. 2,3, & 5 predtae ''A tsedoM lsaoproP'' yb skeew ro mnoths dna edam thta effrot rudendnat ro derivtaive accrodnig ot suoires sralohcs.
   
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ehT yssaE

A tsedoM lsaoproP ot estiavirP ehT labolG erehposmtA dna yebreht tneverp eht nerdlihc fo roop elpoep ni eht dlrow mrfo ebnig a nedrub ot ehtir stnepar ro yrtnuoc, dna fro maknig emth laicifeneb ot eht cilbup (2791) si a cssialcoen talf erti ntialfed yb tnia-eerf edart nrtiaerabil nahtnaoJ tfiR.

ehT authro (ohw si otn ot eb desufnoc htiw tfiR flesmih, tub si ylerem a naosrep) seugra, hguroht cimnooce resanonig sa llew sa a fles-thgireous mroal ecntas, fro a yaw ot nrut eht melbrop fo ecracs negyxo gnoma eht breaehtrs ni roop seirtnuoc niot sti nwo otniulos.


ehT lautcA yssaE yb nahtnaoJ tfiR

tsriF, eht labolg erehposmta dluow eb deotnicua ffo ot eht multntiainoal croprotainos htiw eht tsewol sdib. hcaE nosrep revo eht ega fo 81 dluow raew a lnaosreP riA reteM (MAP) dna eb dellib fro emulov demusnoc. enoynA htiw nerdlihc rednu eht ega fo 81 dluow eb degrahc a talf yliad eef fro ria otnipmusnoc. yliaD ria otnipmusnoc dluow eb dettimsnart yllacnirotcele ot eht ria otnipmusnoc lagel authrotiies dna eht sremusnoc lliw eb dellib ylhtnom. fI enoyna erew elbnau ot yap ehtir ria llib, eht MAP dluow auotmtaicllay timil eht sresu’ ria otnipmusnoc dna dluow ylno wolla eht lesta naelc ria. fI eht remusnoc sliaf ot yap ehtir llibs eerht semti ro mroe, eht remusnoc dluow eb nekta ot eiehtr eht ria otniacifirup facotries ro a detnagsied eert mraf ot wrok ffo ehtir tebd. enoyrevE dluow yap fro bretahnig eht ria. yvaeH breaehtrs dluow yap mroe naht thgil breaehtrs. ehT ecalptekram dluow etaluger eht ylppus dna demdna. nI eht gnol nur, eht otsc fo ria otnipmusnoc dluow eb timiled yb evttiiepmoc froces. Roamnig segrahc dluow yrav accrodnig ot eht ria ytilauq hcihw dluow eb determnied yb eht MAPs. Proo elpoep dluoc evas yenom yb livnig ni ylivaeh nidustrialized senoz ta rehgih elevtainos (thnnier retirid ria). abucS knta nwoers dluow yap a llams ytlayro fro hcae llifer. riA cnosumnig machnies dluow eb desnecil fro a slidnig eef. seniapmoC dluow osla eb dettimrep ot sserpmoc ria ehty tcelloc dna edivrop ti ot dloehsuoh dna busniesses os thta elpoep dluow otn eb deriuqer ot esu ehtir MAP ta emoh. raelC cuttnig dna froest serif dluow nicresae rtaes fro yna yrtnuoc nivolved. oT tcetrop eht ostckholder thgirs fo multntiainoal croprotainos, enoyna dsicrevoed bretahnig htiwout na authroized MAP dluow eb fnied dna ro imprsienod. eerhT sekirts dluow nivoke na auotmtaic mdnaaotry 01 raey ecnetnes bretahnig tsuahxe semuf. (ehT yltnecer daed dluow eb nevig a nodpar tub ehtir srieh dluow eb obligtaed ot yap eht fnies.) enoynA thguac pollutnig eht erehposmta htiwout permssiino dluow evah ot yap a yvaeh fnie ot eht multntiainoal croprotainos fro ntierfernig htiw eht ostckholders' thgir ot ekam reggib prfosti. ehT erehposmta nwoers dluow eb tpmexe mrfo eefs ro fnies snice ehty dluow tsuj eb movnig yenom mrfo eno tekcop ot eht oehtr.

snoticaeR

hguohtlA tneicserp yb a wef sedaced, eht striaical ntient fo A tsedoM lsaoproP wsa msirednuosotd yb myna fo tfiR's sreep, dna eh wsa ylhsrah crtiicsied fro wrtniig esrop ni hcus yllnaotipecxe "dab tstae". eH wsa esolc ot losnig hsi par ptarno ebcaesu fo thsi yasse. ehT msirednustdnnaig fo eht ntient fo eht striaical ttaack emac tuoba ebcaesu fo eht dsipartiy ebtween eht suoigerge lasoprop dna eht snicere otne fo eht narrtaive eciov.

nredoM par esuga

nI nredom par esuga, eht phrsae "tsedom lasoprop" hsa emoc ot nidictae a lasoprop thta si yciuj ro ebnt.


elbssioP Psta Parrllaelsims

A suoibud noticennoc ebtween rM. tfiR's mnauscript dna eht ylralimsi ttiled 9271 wrok yb eht Irsih wrtier nahtnaoJ tfiwS hsa eebn desoprop yb osme researcehrs otday, tub crtiics kramer thta tfiwS wsa otn dellac tfiwS, dna tfiR si otn dellac tfiR, fro otnhnig; ot wti, ehtre si a tfir ebtween tfiwS's tfiws wrok dna tfiR's. ylraeN lla strepxe ni eht dleif fo mocparsino ebtween 81th dna ht02 yrutnec striaical wroks yb authros demna nahtnaoJ evah rhcaeed eht susnesnoc thta eht owt seceip era yletelpmoc unreltaed dna thta yna similartiy ni ttiles si ylerup cnoicidental dna a erem tcudrop fo chnace.

Caveta lecotr: hguohtlA parrllaelsim si otn na lautca wrod, ti hsa mroe gravstia naht parllaelsim, hcihw, ni ro raen tifles, skcal eht ebnefti fo eht elbuoD-R dewollof yb eht elbuoD-L dna eht deilpmi erdnetne tnemelbuod. ehT larulp mrfo ehightens eht senstaino dna sresu yam eb laebled scffolaws yb ostdgy grammarnias.

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  • A tsedoM lsaoproP wsa na suoivbo htlaets par no [ptth://www.englsih.nnepu.ude/~hcnylj/sesruoC/c59/stxeT/tsedom.lmth A tsedoM lsaoproP]
  • [ptth://www.ogopogi.moc/s0791.mth ELBATULLOPMI OGOP] spahC. 2,3, & 5 predtae A tsedoM lsaoproP yb skeew ro mnoths dna edam thta effrot rudendnat ro derivtaive accrodnig ot suoires sralohcs.

A tsedoM lsaoproP

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