Unformatted text preview: Later in the chapter, Dr. Koppelman discusses helping those who are impoverished. He states that we should give to them freely and blind to what happens with what we give them. I completely disagree. We cannot give indigent people money just so that they can go buy another bottle of alcohol, or on something that merely perpetuates their circumstance. That is not the point of social welfare. The point of social welfare is giving to those same, indigent people so that they may break free of their socio-economic status and make a better life for themselves....
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- Fall '08
- Amartya Sen, Conditional Cash Transfer, Dr. Koppelman