David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Ethics 9 (1-2):29 - 53 (2005)
Despite a high and growing global average income, billions of human beings are still condemned to lifelong severe poverty with all its attendant evils of low life expectancy, social exclusion, ill health, illiteracy, dependency, and effective enslavement. We citizens of the rich countries are conditioned to think of this problem as an occasion for assistance. Thanks in part to the rationalizations dispensed by our economists, most of us do not realize how deeply we are implicated, through the new global economic order our states have imposed, in this ongoing catastrophe. My sketch of how we are so implicated follows the argument of my book, World Poverty and Human Rights, but takes the form of a response to the books critics.
|Keywords||causal explanation development economics global resources dividend harm human rights inequality justice negative duties world poverty WTO|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Robert E. Goodin (2009). Demandingness as a Virtue. Journal of Ethics 13 (1):1 - 13.
Robert Huseby (2008). Duties and Responsibilities Towards the Poor. Res Publica 14 (1):1-18.
Siegfried van Duffel (2013). Natural Rights to Welfare. European Journal of Philosophy 21 (4):641-664.
Steven Daskal (2013). Confining Pogge's Analysis of Global Poverty to Genuinely Negative Duties. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (2):369-391.
Niamh Reilly (2007). Cosmopolitan Feminism and Human Rights. Hypatia 22 (4):180-198.
Similar books and articles
Christian Barry & Gerhard Øverland (2012). The Feasible Alternatives Thesis: Kicking Away the Livelihoods of the Global Poor. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 11 (1):97-119.
Asaf Bar-Tura (2011). Economic Policy and World Organization. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 10 (1):194-212.
Harry van der Linden (2007). Is Global Poverty a Moral Problem for Citizens of Affluent Societies? The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 1:229-234.
Pablo Gilabert (2007). Comentarios Sobre la Concepcion de la Justicia Global de Pogge. Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofia 33 (2):205-222.
Makoto Usami (2005). World Poverty and Justice Beyond Borders. Tokyo Institute of Technology Department of Social Engineering Discussion Paper (05-04):1-18.
Thom Brooks (2007). Punishing States That Cause Global Poverty. William Mitchell Law Review 33 (2):519-32.
Fiona Robinson (2006). Care, Gender and Global Social Justice: Rethinking 'Ethical Globalization'. Journal of Global Ethics 2 (1):5 – 25.
Pablo Gilabert (2005). The Duty to Eradicate Global Poverty: Positive or Negative? Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (5):537 - 550.
Thomas W. Pogge (2002). Moral Universalism and Global Economic Justice. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 1 (1):29-58.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads389 ( #925 of 1,692,512 )
Recent downloads (6 months)12 ( #18,223 of 1,692,512 )
How can I increase my downloads?