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Charity Is Not How We Solve Poverty

Monday, February 20, 2017 1:16
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by FEE, fee.org

– this post authored by Jason Sorens, Dartmouth College

In a famous 1972 article, “Famine, Affluence, and Morality,” philosopher Peter Singer compared global poverty to a child drowning in a pond:

[I]f it is in our power to prevent something very bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything morally significant, we ought, morally, to do it.

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Source: http://econintersect.com/pages/opinion/opinion.php?post=201702200128

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