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Should people who are wealthy enough be expected to fund good causes

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Introduction

´╗┐Should people who are wealthy enough be expected to fund good causes? It?s common nowadays to hear the phrase ? the rich get richer and the poor get poorer? and this begs many questions such as, shouldn?t the rich donate some of their wealth to someone who is less well off? Charity is considered a good deed in our society and is usually bestowed onto the donor are the qualities of kindness and generosity. However the action of charity is a choice and one that is not always taken upon. Therefore should the rich be morally obligated to part with some of their wealth to benefit the less fortunate and is it right for society to guilt wealthy people for not funding good causes? ...read more.

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It would seem unfair that just a little bit of charity could have just a great effect on others and yet the wealthy ignore the less fortunate. Morally charity is something that we should all try to partake in, however morals constantly change through the years. Wealthy people could argue that charity will have no benefit to them, in this instance ignoring a moral stance. This however is false in an economical sense as lowering the disparity of wealth in a country naturally leads to improvement in economic growth as demand and supply increases. Basically in theory charity could lead to prosperity for everyone. However the wealthy do have viable reasons not to fund charities as many charity funds have been known to use the donations criminally, being swindled away before it could even touch the lives of the poor. ...read more.

Conclusion

I feel that it is necessity for us to guilt the wealthy because without it, the wealthy would have no incentive to actually give to charity. With imposing our morals, people generally feel that they have to conform the social standards and would therefore contribute to charity. Charity is also universally looked upon as a quality, thus it does not challenges anyone?s traditions or cultures by imposing our expectation on charity from the rich. On most occasions I would feel that the wealthy should be morally obligated to provide to charity if they are able. We should spread and continue the idea that charity is a good quality and as a quality of humanity. Humans are communal species and charity is something that binds community together, helping others to help ourselves. ...read more.

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