Is Global Poverty a Moral Problem for Citizens of Affluent Societies?
This paper contests the view of R. Bittner that global poverty is not a moral problem for citizens of affluent societies. It argues instead that the affluent have a duty to alleviate this poverty because they are in various ways morally implicated in an unjust global economy of growing inequality, leaving one billion people without minimally adequate resources and opportunities.
Harry van der Linden. "Is Global Poverty a Moral Problem for Citizens of Affluent Societies?," The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy, Volume 1: Ethics, ed. Harun Tepe and Stephen Voss (Ankara: Philosophical Society of Turkey, 2007), pp. 229-34.