By Mark Cramer
Modified from the original published in Welcome to Fakeville! (medium.com/@WTFakeville) on May 14, 2020.
In Charles Chaplin’s classic film, The Kid, the Kid runs around town throwing rocks into windows, setting the stage for his dad, the Tramp, to show up (by chance) with window-repair equipment. The family business is based on destruction.
Between the lines, this film introduces the God of the modern era: economic growth,