Is There an Ethical Duty to Rescue Others from Poverty

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Is there an ethical duty to rescue others from poverty?
According to the United Nations, about 25,000 people die every single day from hunger or hunger related causes. Statistics show that this is one person every three and a half seconds. Unfortunately, it is children who die most often. Poverty is the state for the majority of the world’s people and nations. Nearly 1 billion children live in poverty, 630 million live without adequate shelter, 300 million have no access to safe water, and 250 million have no access to health services. Why is this? Is it enough to blame poor people for their own predicament? Is there an ethical duty to rescue others from poverty? As a world power it is America’s obligation to provide assistance to other nations in need. Working with the economy and social structure, we can aid the societies in need. One of the big economic problems today is poverty, and it is increasing every day. Some people cannot help it, and yet some people can. Some people may not be able to look for jobs to make some money because of the health reasons or other issues, but others might be able to but are just too lazy. Either way, it is our responsibility to help people in need in any way we can. Whether we are helping them with chores, giving them food or money, or helping them to get a job, we should care. To become a better person, we must help others regularly little by little. After a while, these acts will become a habit and so the virtuous acts part of our everyday life. According to Aristotle, virtue ethics is not something that we are born with but something that any person can acquire throughout their life. The best way to become a virtuous is to follow in the footsteps of a virtuous person. If there is an obligation to provide assistance, should we focus on our country first or the nations who need the most? First of all, we should help our nation. By creating more jobs in our country we can stimulate the...
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