Use the two ethical theories Rawls Theory of Justice and Utilitarianism
Use the two ethical theories Rawls Theory of Justice and Utilitarianism to explain why so much of humanity still lives in poverty and discuss how the existence/persistence of global poverty is endorsed by each theory’s central tenets.
Summarize each theory (Rawls Theory of Justice and Utilitarianism) and explain the connections (or disconnections?) between the theory and the existence/persistence of global poverty. Considering these three reasons: minimum wage, investing in affordable, high-quality childcare and early education. To enhance the argument.
- Do you consider poverty to be a valid global ethical concern? Is it an issue that “we are all concerned about” as Widdows posits in her introduction (Widdows, 1)? Or do you think poverty is a local issue or an issue to be addressed by people who are poor?
- What ethical frameworks support your answer? Highlight elements of ethical theories that support your position on whether or not poverty is a valid global ethical concern.
- Describe any personal, core beliefs that affect your own views on global poverty. Where did these beliefs come from?
- Connect your beliefs to the ethical framework(s) that most resonate for you. Highlight elements of theories that best support your personal beliefs.