Do We Owe the Global Poor Assistance or Rectification?

@article{Risse2005DoWO,
  title={Do We Owe the Global Poor Assistance or Rectification?},
  author={Mathias Risse},
  journal={Ethics \& International Affairs},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={9 - 18}
}
  • Mathias Risse
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Economics
  • Ethics & International Affairs
A central theme throughout Thomas Pogge's pathbreaking World Poverty and Human Rights is that the global political and economic order harms people in developing countries, and that our duty toward the global poor is therefore not to assist them but to rectify injustice. But does the global order harm the poor? I argue elsewhere that there is a sense in which this is indeed so, at least if a certain empirical thesis is accepted. In this essay, however, I seek to show that the global order not… 
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