Friday, January 27, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Bill Gates, ethics and free will…

7F3BC08E7D5E818E1DEAFAA1A4747EFC_thumb[1]Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-01-27]: Bill Gates Foundation offered 750 million dollars for the aid of Africa [source: web news]. Many people hate Bill Gates and will respond with “arguments” like “So what? He stole the money anyway. He is rich and rich people are bad by definition”… However the opposite is true: poor people are most of the times good because they are forced to be good. And when they gain money or power they become bad. Bill did not owe anyone that money… Being good out of your own free will is always better than being good because you have to…
 
Related article: The Source of Ethics

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