Should the Rich Help the Poor? | Philosophy Tube



Do people and countries with money have a duty to aid those in poverty? How are human rights affected by capitalism? What about reparations for colonialism and slavery? And isn’t this a very bourgeois way of thinking anyway?

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Recommended Reading:
Henry Shue, Basic Rights
Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery
Leif Wenar, “Property Rights and the Resource Curse,”
World Poverty & Human Rights – Thomas Pogge
Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right – edited by Thomas Pogge
Elizabeth Ashford, “Severe Poverty as an Unjust Emergency,” in Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right
Bourgeois Philosophy,

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