Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping The Poor

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Garrett Hardin in his argumentative piece, “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping The Poor,” argues for the concept of having a strong government that will regulate the population growth and will wisely choose how to use our limited natural resources. Hardin strengthens his argument by undermining the United Nation’s authority and by revealing the large flaw of the World Food Bank, the flaw being; the poor nations use the rich nations’ contributions to the World Food Bank for themselves, meanwhile the poor nations don’t make any contributions and don’t take any precautions for emergencies. Hardin’s purpose is to persuade the reader into supporting a strong government so that overpopulation and a scarcity of natural resources would no longer