Morality of Fighting Hunger. A note in May 2008 Harvard Law Review cites Peter Singer approvingly, and argues that law grads should choose careers that serve justice and reduce inequality. The article does not address the question of whether it is moral to devote $200,000 of resources to attend Harvard Law School when that amount of money could save the lives of 1,000 children (using the articles own figure of $200 cost per life saved). The note takes its title from a Boston statue dedicated to the memory of the Irish Potato Famine -- "Never Again Should a People Starve in a World of Plenty."
posted June 18, 2008 at 9 a.m.