Lecture notes IAH 206
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Lecture 9 Rethink Not on behalf of our interest 0 Mental mechanism dissuade us from rethinking and so we need to be on the lookout for this 0 Look at our historical beliefs Things that used to be wrong were seen as acceptable slavery ls today39s situation okay Chapter 3 In some way our community harmed people who suffer from famine in underdeveloped societies Singer We have a moral obligation to help The drowning kid argument Chapter 4 Psychological tendencies explain why don39t we give more but that is not justi ed Chapter 5 Can we really be altruistic Unrealistic going against human nature 0 Facts about people being sel sh Chapter 6 Will quotgivingquot result in bene t What is the cost of the bene t Do we really have an obligation This topic is argued throughout the whole reading Chapter 7 Example claim A person gave 23 million dollars during the last 5 decades Still this person did not make any difference The way to help people is no to do charity is to teach them how to succeed Response We can learn more effective ways to help but aid always helps Jeffrey Sachs The End of Poverty 0 Poor countries are stuck in poverty They cannot create pro t without help schools fertilizer etc 0 Foreign aid investments are required William Easterly Aid harms people because it prevents them to look for their own solutions o It creates a selfperpetuating lobby of aid agencies 0 People become lazy There are no quotpoverty trapsquot Dambisa Moyo Zambian economist Aid causes harm Money from rich countries create corruption in African countries c Having developing workers stop development of the locals TED Do not focus on the big picture think about small questions