In a “Modest Proposal,” Jonathan Swift recommends a remedy for the great number of paupers’ children in the streets. He thinks that these children can serve a useful purpose and become less burdensome to both their parents and state. He therefore suggests that they be sold as a fancy delicacy to the affluent once they attain the age of one and above. This, he asserts, would not only benefit the helpless children that would grow up to destitute destructive futures just like their parents, but also their parents who would become economically empowered by the proceeds of the sale. He also adds that the economy would be boosted as money would circulate internally from their newfound resource. In the real sense, Jonathan Swift was satirizing the British treatment of their Irish subjects during a time of overpopulation and famine.