• Scrooge with Ignorance and Want

As Goodman Theatre’s latest A Christmas Carol proves, you don’t need to work very hard to make the equation between Charles Dickens’s Ebenezer Scrooge and the current crop of one-percenters. Scrooge is already in finance. He lends at usurious rates, makes clucking comments about taxes (though he at least seems to acknowledge their usefulness, if only for keeping the prisons and poor houses in operation), and hoards his personal wealth while overworking and severely underpaying that prototypical 99-percenter, Bob Crachit.