The Argument Against Developmental Assistance

I negate the following resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide developmental assistance to other nations.

My value for today's debate is utilitarianism. Jeremy Bentham defined Utilitarianism as the doctrine that an action is right insofar as it promotes happiness, and that the greatest happiness of the greatest number should be the guiding principle of conduct. I will prove that developmental assistance is harmful and immoral through offering assistance in the assistant's image.

VC- My value criterion to weigh my value will be maximizing sovereignty

C1- Imperialism

Developmental assistance has proven in history harmful. Western society clearly shows this in the ...

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that wealthy nations seek the most benefit for themselves. He expressed these opinions most forcefully in a chapter of his recent book The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality, an excellent book, in which he argues that aid does not work, and that it can accelerate corruption and keep bad leaders in power.

SUB B: Development Assistance Has Unethical Motivations

International Geopolitics Play a Significant Role in Aid Allocation. NJG

Dreher, Axel. Eichenauer, Vera. Gehring, Kai. Langlotz, Sarah. Lohmann, Steffen."Does foreign aid affect growth?" The Center for Economic Policy Research. October 18[th] 2015. Accessed October 10th, 2017.

Figure 1 gives a hint of the political motives donors might have. The figure shows that countries of particular geostrategic importance - measured by their presence as temporary members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) (bolivia, egypt, japan, kazakhstan) - receive substantially more aid than other ...

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