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What are some social, political, and/or economic objections to Singer's argument that he does not address in the essay?

The point here is to get the student to push on the practical implications of Singer's argument. While he covers some of them, there are many things to consider beyond the scope of the paper. One of these is economic. If less than 1% goes to foreign aid in most Western countries, one could think about where the money would come from in order to fund a higher percentage, as Singer suggests.

In economics, a moral hazard is the notion that people take greater risks if they know they will receive help if things go awry. A potential objection to Singer's argument is that developing countries will not be able to eradicate poverty in their own countries if they are continually reliant on foreign aid. Is this true? Why or why not?

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