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A Social Carol

Gregory Coffin

Pages: 224
ISBN: 978-145752-496-7
List Price: 10.99
Category: Fiction
Available: December 2013
Edition: Perfectbound

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As in A Christmas Carol with Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation following a visit from the ghost of his old friend Jacob Marley, Evan Sanders gets a visit by the ghost of his old friend Jimmy Marcus who advises Evan that he will be further visited by three spirits to alter his collectivist worldview.
Evan wants the people to control businesses and the State to control both for the Greater Good. However, when the spirits show him the worlds he wanted – the first where money is not allowed; the second where money is continually created to demand; the third where the State directs everything – and he begins to get what he wanted, Evan finds out that it wasn’t what he wanted after all.
A Social Carol delves into the idea of the State being the one needed to be turned to in order to address social and economic issues – that through the passing of a new law or regulation, the betterment of society will emerge.
There is a mindset that exists in seeking the State as the answer; there is a mindset that emerges from the State acting as the answer. In the same manner there is a reality that the State creates, and there is the reality that is outside the ability of the State to affect. How the proper mindset and perception of reality may come together in a congruent manner for individual betterment, and as a corollary betterment for society, is the focus of A Social Carol.