Garret Hardin's Lifeboat Ethics

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Lifeboat Ethics is a theory created by Garret Hardin, which refers to the world having a number of distinct "lifeboats." In his theory, Hardin explains that the wealthy countries are comfortable and only let a few people join their "boat." On the contrary, the poor countries are overly populated and the people in those countries are failing or "falling overboard," which results to having refugees. Hardin encourages the wealthy countries to not let the refugees enter their "lifeboat" to ensure their own standard of living. He proceeds to explain that by not letting refugees overcrowd a comfortable and stable boat, it ensures the country 's stability and success in the future generations of their people. Therefore, Hardin encourages wealthy countries

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