Summary Of Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping The Poor By Garrett Hardin

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As population numbers of every country is different, needed resources are also unequal. In our crowded world, there are many people who are living good lives while two thirds of the population are living a poor life. Through Lifeboat Ethics: the Case against Helping the Poor written by Garrett Hardin (1974) it explains how there are many dangers of overpopulation through the world. Hardin goes into detail about how overpopulation and having different population’s causes for an unequal resource need. Hardin’s article has many strengths and weakness to prove his point that there are many things wrong with overpopulation and what the world is trying to do to deal with these issues. Through examples from lecture and the article, I will review how this is a beneficial article to understand.
Hardin goes into detail about how with every country having a different population causes for unequal resources needed. In the article it discusses the options that could be used to help countries where there is overpopulation and hopefully stop the hunger of many people. This is done through the discussion of The World Food Bank and a number of programs for improving agriculture in hungry nations called “Green Revolution”. They both try to come up with ways to
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There were many positives and negative to his article but overall showed how this is a good article for the class to learn about immigration and development through different eyes. Garrett Hardin’s article presents itself in a way that uses metaphors and real life examples to get his cross to the reader with easy understanding. With all of the poor and overpopulated countries using resources there has to be a balance decided on how to be able to access them

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