Garrett Hardin In "Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against The Poor"

Garrett Hardin writes about saving the poor in his essay "Lifeboat Ethics:
The Case Against the Poor" found in The Blair Reader. Hardin writes about how
the rich countries are in the lifeboat and the poor countries are swimming in
the ocean. He also writes about how the United States helps other countries.
Hardin feels that if the government keeps helping other countries and letting
people in then America will also drown. "We must convince them if we wish to
save at least part of the world form environmental ruin"(page 765).
Why should I help the poor countries? Why should I let the immigrants in? I
see no reason for helping someone that is not an American. These non Americans
are ...

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757). I cannot
take a chance in helping people if it is going to put me in risk.
Instead of giving the money to non Americans it should be used only in
America. The money used to help the poorer countries can be very useful in the
United States. The middle class people in America get no help. More of that
money can go toward the middle class families. The middle class families work
had for their money. The government helps poor families with food, housing,
education and many more things. The rich have more money than they need, but the
middle class is left struggling. The middle class people cannot move up. The
middle class cannot get ant help from the government. It makes me mad that the
poor Americans do not take advantages of some of the opportunities available for
them. The middle class people sometimes work two or three jobs to pay for their
own or their children's college education. The government should use the money
they are sending to other countries to help the ...

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Added: 4/5/2004 04:56:27 PM
Category: Social Issues
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