Unformatted text preview: priced luxury car and is faced with the decision of choosing his car over the life of a young child, but unfortunately chooses to keep the car. Singer constantly brings up many strong points regarding how we as American consumers are placed in the same category as both people from his examples when we choose to purchase goods out of our own selfish interests rather than the necessities. Although Singer raises defendable points such as, “If every citizen living in the affluent nations contributed his or her share I wouldn’t have to make such a drastic sacrifice,” it seems as if he places himself above the average American citizen based on the fact that he can donate to countries of severe poverty rather than sympathizing with his fellow American who might not be able to afford....
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- Spring '08
- Ethics , world poverty, Singer Solution, controversial ethical issues