Ethical limits

Famine, Affluence, and Morality - why should it matter where in the world a person is starving? Should donate to help them all the same (via twsu-138).

Effective altruism - donating to anti-malaria campaigns instead of disaster relief = "more bang for your buck" (#utilitarianism)

Émile Torres: "The foundation of all of this is just, maximisation. More is better."


Illich in illich-in-conversation (?) - "I don't care" to people fundraising for sufferers in Africa, because if I really cared, I'd jump up, hop on a plane right now, and go over and help them myself. There are limits to one's ability to care. Notion of friendship and hospitality.


illich-in-conversation Cayley, David. 1992. Ivan Illich in Conversation. House of Anansi Press. ↩︎ 1