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Volume 24 • Number 1

January 2010



Empirical Evidence and the Case for Foreign Aid

by Nicole Hassoun

In his groundbreaking article Famine, Affluence, and Morality, Peter Singer gave the following argument:

(i) Suffering and death from lack of food and shelter and medicine are bad.

(ii) If we can do something to help prevent suffering and death from lack of food and shelter and medicine without sacrificing anything morally significant (or of morally comparable worth), then we should.

(iii) So we should help prevent this suffering and death by giving foreign aid.

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