True Charity and Bureaucracy Don’t Mix

“A bureaucracy never dismantles itself.”—Daniel Hannan, British MP When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, over $2.5 billion was donated to the Red Cross by private donors. It was a record-breaking relief response, but not the only notable example of humanity to take place. Along with all of the people who wrote a checkContinua a leggere “True Charity and Bureaucracy Don’t Mix”

Charity Is Not How We Solve Poverty

In a famous 1972 article, “Famine, Affluence, and Morality,” philosopher Peter Singer compared global poverty to a child drowning in a pond: [I]f it is in our power to prevent something very bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything morally significant, we ought, morally, to do it. An application of this principle would be asContinua a leggere “Charity Is Not How We Solve Poverty”