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creation of equality in the society and try to avoiding competition for scarce opportunities and resources. Also we must remove the mentality of maximizing the wellbeing of all concerned for examples the case children dying prematurely, if we should collectively fix this irrespective of the cost means we will have better future and active productive age in the long run and this will have a positive impact to the economy. Bibliography the trolley problem – consequentialism (accessed 12/08/2018). Utilitarianism (accessed 12/08/2018). (accessed 12/08/2018). (accessed 12/08/2018). ASSIGNMENT 05 Step 2 Is it ok? It is not ok that Fact 1: one out of every five South Africans lives below the food poverty line and Fact 2: Nicky Oppenheimer's net worth is about ZAR 90 Billion according to John Rawls’ Greatest Equal Liberty Principle which states that “each person is to have an equal right to the most extensive basic liberty compatible with a similar liberty for others”. The opportunity which Nicky Oppenheimer's got as a result of inheritance and hard work should also be given to the people who are below the food chain. In order for them to sustain their livelihood and be able to provide shelter for their children as John Raw has already stated in his greatest equal liberty law. With the economic crisis and everything becoming very expensive they can’t even manage to buy property but only food for a month at best if their lucky. Equality of Fair opportunity It is not ok that one out of five south Africans are living below the food poverty line just because their parents/ guardians cannot earn a salary that can sustain them, since they too were born into poverty and they never had the same opportunity like Nicky Oppenheimer's e.g. the equal opportunity to
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education and when researching at , it states that “growing up in poverty is one of the greatest threat to a healthy childhood development” and by this it brings me to an agreement of Rawls equality of fair opportunity” any person irrespective of where they sit in society should have absolutely equal opportunity to attain absolutely any position” , so if those below the food chain were given the same educational opportunity like Nicky Oppenheimer's I think the number of 30.4 million south Africans living in poverty would have been reduce if Rawls principle was applied where a person is born should not matter but what should be considered is the future of that particular person and birthplace should not play a key role as to attaining higher positions in society or the work place just as Nicky Oppenheimer's was given one because the founder of Anglo American is his grandfather, in order to eliminate the one out of five south Africans lives below the
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  • Spring '16
  • Poverty, Rhinos, Whitey Basson, Nicky Oppenheimer

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