Peter Singer The Solution To World Poverty Analysis

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According to “The Solution to World Poverty” written by Peter Singer we should donate money which would be spent on luxuries in order to save children, to keep them alive from two to six years old (Singer 4). Most of his arguments are backed by strong arguments. Human life is not comparable with other values of our lives. It cannot be bought with money, since the abolition of slavery, or exchanged for property or pleasure. That is why we must appreciate it and sacrifice some of our benefits to at least have a chance for saving someone’s live. Peter Singer follows a method of an effective altruism which has an aim to save the largest possible number of people, however, the pursuit of quantity often affects the quality. Although Peter Singer…show more content…
After avoiding month amount of entertainments, you could save a child, for this you just donate about “$200 to save a child 's life” (Singer 4). After people donate money to charity companies they feel like they have made the world a little bit better. But, wait a minute. In the reality, we still have a 6-year-old child somewhere and of whom no one cares anymore, while there is no guarantee that after this period the child will be provided shelter, food or education. He will simply be thrown out on the chance. It is hard to imagine what the child has to endure in the age of six without bread and butter, let alone the fact that he is even unlikely to receive education or clothing. What remains? If the child 's craving for life would be strong, then one of the most perspective options for survival would be…show more content…
He points out that we should look for the most effective ways to save the largest possible number of people. For example, he said that instead of buying a guide dog for only one person, about five hundred people can be cured of eye-related diseases on the same money. On the other hand, according to his own words, he did not mind sacrificing a few countries in order to save more children. However, with the same success, we could distribute the money so that the number of children doubled and cut theirs the life expectancy by half. If we would let them live for two to four years old much more number of lives can be saved they are likely to die immediately after the fourth birthday, but who cares, we saved them. The ability to see the consequences of our actions plays a significant role in charity. After saving child’s life you have to be responsible for it, because sustaining life in the child and then leave him to die to support the survival of another one is inhumanly. Singer attaches importance to quantity rather than quality without taking over any responsibility for the lifes of
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