On the duty to withhold global aid now to save more lives in the future

Valentini, Laura
June 2011
Ethics & Global Politics;Jun2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p125
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's insights on delaying life-saving aids to save more lives in the future. She says that giving aid should be done in the most cost-effective way, like sending aid to Africa wherein ten children can be saved rather than in Bangladesh wherein only one child will benefit. She argues that consequentialism can be use to save more lives in the future because the less aid charities give today, the more they can give in the future.


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