The full title was A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burden Reddit In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote A Modest Proposal, his satirical answer to the famine and poverty in Ireland. Solution: Poor families could sell their children to wealthy people, who would consume them. The full title was A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public. With some tweaking of that title, we could come up with a solution to fully funding basic education in Washington

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