Is charity for the poor futile?

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Aug. 6, 2018, 7:23 a.m.

A group of leading economists recently criticised aid to the poor for failing to address poverty’s root causes. But while we wait for politicians to act – and it could be a long wait – it is important to concentrate our spare resources on effective aid that helps poor people lead the best lives they can.

PETER SINGER

Opinion paper

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