Dickens made Scrooge almost a caricature of a miser, a man so enthralled with profit that he forgets his humanity. Unfortunately we see more and more of this everyday. Sick-care CEOs who drop customers so they can make a profit (rescission: unmaking of a contract), fund managers stealing hard-earned retirement money (I know it’s legal, it’s still stealing), banks foreclosing on homes with no mortgages, real-estate agents working in cahoots with buyers, lawyers and banks out to screw over all those they are supposed to look out for, etc.
Worst, the Scrooges of the world are alive and well, better than ever, and making laws.
At times Jacob T. Marley felt a bit preachy. I know a Jewish guy is not the ideal audience, but heck, I love the Christmas season. If you liked A Christmas Carol or Christmas books in general you’d like this book as well.