In my intro class I m teaching Garrett Hardin s famous article Lifeboat Ethics The Case Against Helping the Poor Shalizi thesis Cosma Rohilla Site by Oscar
But does everyone on earth have an equal right to an equal share of its resources? The spaceship metaphor can be dangerous when used by misguided idealists to justify suicidal policies for sharing our resources through uncontrolled immigration and foreign aid. In their enthusiastic but unrealistic generosity, they confuse the ethics of a spaceship with those of a lifeboat.
Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor …
The Article Compare the earth to spaceship & nations to lifeboats.
Demonstrates the idea of the Earth's limited capacity through vivid description on the lifeboat situation.
Harsh ethics of the lifeboat.