A Modest Proposal

In A Modest Proposal, what does the writer call the condition of the poor children of Ireland, how can it be solved, and how do they become useful?

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This is a satirical tale where the plight of the young impoverished Irish children is solved by a 'proposal'. The proposal is that they should be used as food for the rich man's table, but that unless they fatten them up that they will not be good for anything.