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World Hunger. Ronald F. White, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy College of Mount St. Joseph. Introduction. Theories. Neo-Malthusianism Malthus (population/food) Garrett Hardin Lifeboat Analogy Ratchet Effect Libertarianism Negative Rights vs. Positive Rights Developmentalism

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World Hunger

Ronald F. White, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

College of Mount St. Joseph


Introduction


Theories

  • Neo-Malthusianism

    • Malthus (population/food)

    • Garrett Hardin

      • Lifeboat Analogy

      • Ratchet Effect

  • Libertarianism

    • Negative Rights vs. Positive Rights

  • Developmentalism

    • Peter Singer

    • The Expanding Circle


Neomalthusianism

  • Neo-Malthusianism

    • Malthus (population/food)

    • Garrett Hardin

      • Lifeboat Analogy

      • Ratchet Effect


Developmentalism

  • Developmentalism

    • Roman Catholic Church

    • Peter Singer

  • Development of Third World:

    • Political Infrastructure

      • Remove Incompetent Politicians

      • End Corruption

    • Physical Infrastructure

      • Roads, Airports, Court Houses, etc.

    • Legal Infrastructure

      • Rule of Law (Court System)

    • Economic Infrastructure

      • Provide Jobs (especially for young men!)

      • Banking Institutions

    • Social Infrastructure

      • Educational Institutions

      • Medical Institutions

      • Empowerment of Women

      • Population Control

      • Work Ethic


Libertarianism

  • Beneficence is best expressed by individual choice.

  • Governmentally Sponsored Food Assistance is immoral and/or inefficient

    • Immoral:

    • Inefficient:

  • Preference for Non-Governmental Developmental Organizations


Small Group Discussion


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