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Debate Score:18
Arguments:16
Total Votes:19
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Is there a reason asides morality to help the impoverished?

Poverty is a major issue all around the world, because due to the laws of scarcity, there is never enough to support the wants of all people. It's a major issue, I think, because it reflects badly on a country to have such a gap in the wealth, but that's a moral reason. What reasons exist that don't relate to sympathy.

A homeless wizard asking for beer money.

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Side Score: 9
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One day the less fortunate could be you and the one you helped could be very fortunate. Think of the reward for helping them that you would get.

Side: Yes
Quocalimar(6469) Disputed
2 points

That's sympathy, or empathy. Not qualified as a literal reason to help.

Side: No
Del1176(4967) Disputed
2 points

No it's preparing for the day that you might go bankrupt and then can beg them for assistance, increasing the probability of them feeling guilty for not helping you by saying "Hey I helped you when you were poor".

Side: Yes

There is also an aesthetic subjective side to helping the poor. People give money to beggars for the same reason they wear make-up. People can also profit and help the impoverished at the same time.

Side: Yes

People give money to beggars for the same reason they wear make-up

I'm sorry I don't get the analogy. can you explain it?

People can also profit and help the impoverished at the same time

How? I mean give an example please.

Side: No

It is just human nature for someone to go out and help a poor person.

Side: Yes
2 points

I stated my reasoning in the description, I don't mind being wrong. Teach me.

Side: No
2 points

Choosing to help those that are less fortunate than you is a moral decision. Empathy is evolutionary, but to the level of helping those who are much worse off than you is more of years of cultural influence.

However, it may be better in preventing crimes when there are less impoverished, although there's no real telling for sure.

Side: No
2 points

i see that as feasible. You should post on the opposing side.

Side: No