Should those of us who live in developed countries give some of our money to agencies, such as Oxfam and World Vision, which are working to improve the conditions faced by those living in extreme poverty in developing countries? This is a highly controversial question. Some argue that we are morally required to give some of our money to such agencies. Others reject this, but think nonetheless that it would be morally good of us to do so. Still others deny even this, arguing that it is foolish, even morally wrong, to give money to aid agencies. This compact and topical book explores the complex issues behind these disagreements. These include the likely effects of aid agencies' work (empirical issues), the moral issues surrounding the scope of individual responsibility, and the political issues of global justice. Clearly written and engaging, Should We Give to Aid Agencies? is a lucid introduction to these troubling and urgent questions.
Should We Give to Aid Agencies?
Edinburgh University Press
Management & Computers