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Unformatted text preview: and future problems- each rich nation is like a lifeboat in an ocean in which the poor of the world are swimming and in danger of drowning – Humanitarian Aid (World Food Bank)- The operational consequences of opening a world food bank are that poorer countries will not be motivated to adequately prepare for emergencies- This will also enable the “ratchet effect” on the population of poorer countries “ratchet effect’- Lifeboat ethics The tragedy of the commons:- if a pasture becomes a commons to all the right of each to use it may not be matched by a corresponding responsibility to protect it- in a crowded world of less than perfect human beings, mutual ruin is inevitable if there are no controls- there needs to be a replacement of the system of the commons with a system of control Pure justice vs. reality...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course PHIL 140 taught by Professor ??? during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.
- Fall '08