Tuesday, February 3, 2009

We let the current generations die... (from Caz)

Twenty seven thousand children under the age of five die every single day, children living in poverty, dead from easily and cheaply avoidable causes, such as the lack of a clean cup of water.

How much time and money did you devote to saving any of those lives today?


How much time and money are you prepared to sacrifice to save some hypothetical lives 100 years or 1000 years from now?

Oh, a lot?

Trillions of dollars?
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1 comment:

Minicapt said...

1. My guess would be that the 27,000 she cites is rather less than the similar number for 1965, for example.

2. The cost of providing that magic cup of water can be afforded by the relevant governments if they were competent. Additional funds are wasted.

3. Organisations which remind us of those piteous deaths could do their causes better by improve their distribution of funds.