October 3, 2013
Peter Singer is a man who has many beliefs and thoughts. He has strong feeling and ways that he thinks thing should be. Singer feels in this article that the government and people should help with the famine relief. Famine relief is a Group effort to help a big population of people who die of starvation. He feels that both government and people should take ownership with disasters.
Singer feels that giving to charity is very important, but also doesn't see it wrong if someone doesn't. “Total giving to charitable organizations was $316.23 billion in 2012 (about 2% of GDP). This is an increase of 3.5% from 2011” (Giving USA 2013, 2013) Singer discusses many counterarguments throughout his address. 1. He feels that we should help our own before helping people in other countries. 2. He also feels the developing world should get the help before anyone else. 3 plus, we would need to change our moral plan to change our first way of thinking to help famine relief. To singer, marginal utility is our Country suffering as much as another is suffering.
Our country should keeping the minimum that we need and giving away the rest. Depriving ourselves a little bit in the end will be worthwhile. Doing things for people make you feel good and giving back to the community not only in our country will make you feel even better. Singer feels that charity is something that we must partake in. It shouldn't be a choice but it shouldn't be a demand. Every little bit counts. Richer poor in this country we still have more than many others in different countries.
I feel that singer is correct and we should give that to other countries but we should also worry about our country first.” Estimated homeless figures in the United States range from 600,000 to 2.5 million, and An estimated 100 million people are homeless worldwide” (Rights, 2005) What are you doing out our country first I...
Bibliography: Giving USA 2013, t. A. (2013). Fundraising Thermometer. Retrieved from charity navigator: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=42
Rights, U. N. (2005). Respect. Retrieved from homelessworldcup: http://www.homelessworldcup.org/content/homelessness-statistics
Singer, P. (1972). Famine, Affluence, and Morality. Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 1, No. 3 , 16.
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