English 11 AP Language And Composition, Period 1
May 7, 2018
Singer Solution To World Poverty (Outline)
A. Attention Grabber— The average American is richer than 90 percent of the world population
B. General discussion of sharing is caring and lack of malleability of the society which will prevent the plan
C. TS— Singer’s solution while righteous, ethical, and idealistic, is unrealistic and thus would not be able to solve the problem of world poverty.
II. Body Paragraph–Pros of Singer’s solution
A. ts—The pros of Singer’s arguments although few are powerful and evident to all those who view it.
1. Relating to Singer’s proposal, the Veil of ignorance directly supports this redistribution of wealth. Morally, we have an obligation to help those less fortunate than ourselves because we could have been in their position given a different birthplace.
2. Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice. Belknap Press, 2005.
3. Supports singer’s assertion that the rich people must take a active role in helping those in poverty.
1. Helping others by giving away money and sharing no doubt tames the innate sin of selfishness within humans thereby fulfilling the religious ideology of ” help thy neighbour”.
2. The Holy Bible: New International Version. Zondervan, 1984.
3. It provides an example of how the arguments brought up by Singer also relate to religious teachings.
D. Singer ‘s solution is a pure, idealistic, and utilitarian plan.
III. Body Paragraph–Economic downfall and Singer’s solution
A. ts— Rich people would no longer be able to afford luxury items causing a large scale collapse of companies and manufacturers of the these items, causing an economic unrest.
1. According to a 2014 study on luxury hotels and related luxury business, approximately 24.7 % of the luxury industry is based on HR (Human Resources) this does not include the employees in management, marketing, maintenance, and tourism all of which together amount to another 38.5 percent, all of whom will lose their jobs when the rich can no longer afford such amenities.
Chu, Yin, “A review of studies on luxury hotels over the past two decades” (2014). Graduate
Theses and Dissertations. 13913. https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/13913
3. This shows that taking money away from the rich and blindly giving it to the poor will cause more harm than good, and ironically may contribute towards world poverty.
C. Conclusion and transition— Singer’s solution is not only a naive plan but also a misinterpretation of what are the causes of world poverty and a misunderstanding of what might help cure it.
A. Singer’ solution is naive and underdeveloped plan which misinterprets the reasons behind world poverty and then provides a misconstructed idea to tackle such a complex issue.
B. Singer’s arguments while appealing to the human nature is at the controversial point which makes them question their morals as well as their own rights. Since it is very narrow minded, it fails to see the greater and potential more complex dangers of the implementation of the so called ” simple plan”.
C. Though Singer is unable to devise the correct solution to tackle the growing problem of world poverty he certainly brings our attention on this this topic of grave concern.
Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice. Belknap Press, 2005.
The Holy Bible: New International Version. Zondervan, 1984.
Chu, Yin, “A review of studies on luxury hotels over the past two decades” (2014).
Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 13913. https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/13913