hunger . . . weapon of mass destruction
The praise about fantastic discoveries and advances in every field of human development, by a selective group of people who can afford to benefit from it all, are overrrated in my opinion. The reality is: the great majority of the world population has seen little change, and continue in despair,dying, while wishing to reach simple basic survival needs: water, food, health crisis, shelter, polluted air to breathe, education, safety. Aside from other tragedies as the violence of political conflicts and war.
Philosopher, ethicist Peter Singer words present us with a perfect variable , from which to begin a “string” of critical thinking debates on the subject:
Within the context of basic concepts, definitions of government, state, nation-state, institution, national development, power and authority, the one that must be highligted is the definition of government:
In his book A Theory of Justice (1971) American moral and political philosopher John Bordley Rawls (1921-2002), envisioned justice as fairness, in which a democratic society of free citizens would hold equal basic rights, while cooperating within the egalitarian system. And consequently, on theory of the laws of peoples, which would extend toward a more peaceful and tolerant international order.
The other side of this argument points toward the International Borrowing and Resources Privileges, in which international institutions continue to effect on domestic economic prosperity, as a result from governments burrowing money on behalf of their country, incurring in major obligations to repay the debt at the cost of their citizens. A powerful and systematic occurrence practiced by developed nations obstructing developing countries from thriving.
Garrett Harding, on the other hand, in his Lifeboat Ethics: the Case Against Helping the Poor (Psychology Today, September 1974), uses planet Earth as metaphor of a spaceship, trying to persuade countries, industries and people to stop wasting and polluting the natural resources.
All the arguments are profound forcing actions toward solutions.
mapping hunger 1820-2015
The World Bank, and the years of research by Economist Max Roser, published a serie of statistics in an interactive format, highligting the world living in absolute poverty from 1820-2015.Published online at OurWorldInData.org., departs from the seminal paper written by Bourguignon and Morrison in 2002.