The Singer Solution to World Poverty,” originally published in Time Magazine in 1999

In commemoration of Professor Peter Singer’s extremely controversial article “The Singer Solution to World Poverty,” originally published in Time Magazinein 1999, the magazine has invited you, as an up-and-coming expert in the field, to update their readers on the issue of world poverty. Construct an original argument about the solving or reducing world poverty while analyzing and providing a close reading of the Singer and Hardin (“Lifeboat Ethics”) essays. How dire is the situation? Can world poverty be solved or stymied? Focus on either Singer or Garrett Hardin (and his controversial article) to analyze. In your counter-argument, analyze the other. For instance, if your essay focuses on Singer, the counter-argument would address Hardin. Your argument essay must make and support a claim that addresses world poverty, not simply something like, “Peter Singer is right, and his logic is valid.” We want to hear your unique solution and perspective, perhaps resolving the differences and modifying the claims made by Singer and Hardin into a sensible charitable philosophy that is suitable for all.