Apr 17 2011
“To live efficiently, we must live peacefully for military expenditures represent an enormous diversion of resources from meeting basic human needs.” As an International Affairs major this really struck me. It is possible to have peace and I truly believe that, but what Elgin is saying is that you need to avert the resource that would be used in war (such as money) and put them towards helping others. I don’t see how her ideas on simplicity comes into the idea of giving aid to others. Yes it is relevant to the fact that there is a large gap between the rich and the poor but I think that she looses some credibility with this point.
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