I'm writing an essay on what we ought to do to relieve famine.
I just finished reading Peter Singer's 'Famine, Affluence and Morality' and in his opinion it is our duty to do as much as possible to reduce the suckage of the world without putting ourselves in the position of those we are trying to save.
His argument is that if you could easily save a drowning child at the expense of getting your clothes wet and muddy then it would be your duty to do so. If that's the case then we must also be morally obliged to save starving people with the small expense of giving up our nice clothes, flash cars and big houses.
So I was just wondering what you Nerd Fighters think.
Is it our duty to do as much as we possibly can?
Is it our duty to do something but not to the extreme of selling all our luxuries?
Or is it not our duty at all, simply just an act of generocity?