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What effect did Jonathan Swift's 'A Modest Proposal' have on Irish history?

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"A Modest Proposal, published in 1729 in response to worsening conditions in Ireland, is perhaps the severest and most scathing of all Swift's pamphlets. The tract did not shock or outrage contemporary readers as Swift must have intended; its economics was taken as a great joke, its more incisive critiques ignored. Although Swift's disgust with the state of the nation continued to increase, A Modest Proposal was the last of his essays about Ireland."
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What is Jonathan Swift argument in a modest proposal?

Basically, he noted that thousands of very poor children in Ireland  were starving to death in great misery. He suggested that wealthy  Englishmen agree to feed these childr