The Singer Solution And World Poverty

909 Words Apr 29th, 2016 4 Pages
In “The Singer Solution to World Poverty”, Peter Singer states that if Americans do not spend that much money in indulgences, they can actually stop many people from dying. He describes two hypothetical circumstances that support his Idea. In Dora’s case, she protects the boy when she discovered his deathly destiny. Unlike Bob’s case, He did not save the child’s life because he did not want to give up his luxurious car, because he invested his whole life savings on it.
Singer adapt these two circumstances as analogies to the choices Americans could have. He applauses Dora’s action because she has met her moral duties by saving that child, moreover, condemns Bob’s action for making his car more appreciated than an innocent child’s life.
Bob did not to look into the eyes of the kid when he was sacrificing for his material comfort, that child was a just a stranger person. Unlike Dora, he did not misinform the child or start the chain of events endangering him. By all means Bob 's situation is very similar to what is happening these days, we watch commercial saying that ‘Just $35 can provide lifesaving treatment for a malnourished child’ but we do not pay attention because we do not have an emotional connection with those children.
Starvation is a global concern that affects millions of children every day. It is also the top cause of death for children under the age of four, it takes the lives of more than 3.5 million children every year. Furthermore, without a treatment,…
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