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2017-05-01

Should wealthy nations be required to share their wealth among poorer nations by providing such things as food and education?

The world has developed, and developing countries and there is a huge political, social, and economic gap between rich and poor nations (Acemoglu & Robinson, 2012).  Although all countries in the world are sovereign and manage their affairs, often, poor nations are not in a position to provide all basic needs to their citizens. In most developing nations, a lot of women, children, and other minority groups are disadvantaged because of the poor economic status of their nations (Acemoglu & Robinson, 2012).  It is this suffering and struggle that compels the rich nations to provide aid such as food, medicine and open schools to fight poverty, and illiteracy. Thus, developing nations have a moral obligation of helping struggling nations with aid and advice to improve the lives of suffering citizens (Evans & Kelley, 2004). However, this does not mean that a nation like America or Britain should share its wealth with Burundi or Somalia.

Most nations are poor because they adopt wrong policies in business or agriculture. However, with the help of developed nation’s advice on monetary, education and agriculture, poor nations can improve their livelihoods (Landes & Rogers, 1998). Therefore, wealthy nations can extend physical aid, as well as, intellectual assistance to improve the lives of many poor people in developing nations.  Nevertheless, since it is the obligation of the government to protect and provide to its citizens, poor nations should strive to solve their economic, political and social problems to give their citizens a better life. Poverty can be eliminated through the adoption the right policies regarding usage of resources, and how to produce in mass quantity to meet their rising demands (Landes & Rogers, 1998).

In conclusion, humanity is the core reason rich nations provide aid because in doing charity, they can save a life and make life meaningful to others. Provision of aid assists unfortunate nations rise and build their economies and fight poverty. Nonetheless, poor nations have a responsibility to their citizens and should strive to provide basic needs and economic opportunities.

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