I love Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" and read it every Christmastide. Marylee Abrams at Minnesota Labor & Employment blog has this interesting post, which is particularly apt for the season. I can't improve on it, so I won't try. I'll only note the obvious: Scrooge, not Fezziwig, started as the richest man in town. And at the end he was giving his money away.
Off-topic, years ago I did some canoeing in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness. The graphic on Marylee's blog got me thinking that it would be fun to stage a return trip. But I think I'll wait for the summer.