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Summary Of The Singer Solution To World Poverty

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  • on March 14, 2011
  • Category: English
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In the New York Times Article “ the Singer Solution to World Poverty” the author Peter Singer argues that there is no reason why Americans don’t donate money they can afford countless of luxury that are not essential to the their lives and health   to the needy like the over sea acid organizations and UNICEF. Singer's solution is suggest every American stopping use money to buy any necessity and donate the saved money to all kinds of   charities. Singer's idea is well-meaning enough, but there are many problem existing. I do not think his plan can apply to today's society.
          In his article, Singer pursues the audience with two different situations trying to motivate the reader to donate money instantly. The fist situation comes from a Brazilian film, a woman called Dora, all she has to persuade a homeless nine years old boy to a family that will adopt him in order to make a thousand dollars. Dora deliver successfully the boy into his new family, she is told that the boy was too old for adoption and so he will be killed for organs   transplantation. As a consequence, Dora decided to take the boy back. The second situation: a man called Bob who has a valuable car, a Baggett for which has spent most of his saving on it. Bob loves his car so much because the value of the car is increasing and it is ensuring an stable life after Bob’s retirement. One day, Bob found himself in a dramatic situation where he could save the life of a boy who was in the way of a speedy train, but to do so he would have to sacrificed his expensive and valuable sport car. However, he chose not to sacrificed his car and the boy is killed by the train and his Baggett is unharmed.
            In fact Dora would like to save the boy because she has the direct contact with him, but for Bob, he never ever see this kid before, they have no relationship or any contact at all; this is the reason he can make the decision to sacrificed the child easily.   Most of people will immediately think...

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