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Analysis Of Lifeboat Ethics By Garrett Hardin

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In the text, entitled "Lifeboat Ethics," Garrett Hardin, phd, urges us to consider the hard facts of overpopulation and redistribution of wealth in a place of limited space and limited resources. He crudely divides the world, and delineates the wealthy, prosperous, affluent nations, from nations which he describes as poor, inept, and unsightly. He crowns America as the wealthiest and most prosperous nation, and uses the visual analogy to a continent being a lifeboat. Outside of Lifeboat America, Hardin explains to us in his analogy, that the countries outside of the United States are represented by the unfortunate people who are stranded, without a lifeboat, in the icy cold water. With limited space and limited resources, who shall we
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