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Thursday, April 18, 2013

CoPhilosophy: 14-3 Peter Singer on Preventing World Poverty


  1. Timothy Springer12:06 PM CDT

    I do believe sharing is caring, but only if one is well off enough to share and doesn't make themselves become a apart of poverty. That wouldn't help Anton would it? I we as a society should give back.

  2. I say that all the time!

  3. But what about the argument that we should take care of our own problems before we try to help others? The U.S. could obviously be helping others around the world much more than we do, but if you look at philanthropy trends around the world we actually are among the most generous in terms of donations and outreach by private individuals and groups. We also give a LOT of aid as a nation, in official foreign aid. So we are sharing, but of course we are one of the wealthiest nations on earth, we still have a high standard of living, driving new cars and creating mountains of junk that we've thrown away as "not new enough", while millions around the world are literally starving to death on a daily basis.
    The question is, where do you draw the line exactly?

  4. Anonymous7:49 AM CDT

    The top 1 percent should donate to the bottom 5 percent opening up institions soup kitchens unemployment offices all over the united states