the policy would clearly claim a policy that the acquaintance required.
the correct answer is: b. too many irish living in poverty.
in his recognized essay, a modest proposal, swift tackles the terrible social problem that ireland was suffering: poverty and, with it, the heavy prejudice against poor people that social inequality had generated. using a rather unusual approach to shock the audience (suggesting that poor parents should sell their kids in the meat market or even eat them), he engages the subject head-on.
the two guys are the catcher and the umpire