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In this essay What should a billionaire give and what should you Peter Singer reminds us that billionaires such as Gates and Buffet giving substantial amount of aid for charity is good because rich people like them have an obligation and duty to use their extra wealth for the good of the poor than waste it on their luxury Singers argument is simple enough to understand and quite justifiable because it quite sensible for us to think that only a few people in the world live the most luxurious life whereas hundreds and thousands of people die every day due to the lack of fulfilling basic survival needs is really not fair So such rich people do really have the duty to give away their extra moneyIn addition to the statement that the rich are responsible for donating most of the aid to the poor Singer brings into light about the reason behind wealthy people like Gates and Buffets giving He makes us aware that there is a commonly held belief that rich people do such huge charity to ease their consciences or generate favorable publicity However he dismisses the importance of such belief by saying that it does not matter what the cause behind donating is as long as the amount of aid needed is fulfilled Singer further explains that the ones who get the aid really dont care about what the motive of the aids donor is In fact what they really care is what good can such aid do to improve their degrading condition Even if the question of why they are donating is not important is the question of how much should such billionaires donate worth the thought asks Singer However he seems to be more interested in answering the question of how much wealth should those people retain after giving He tells us that even if they donate a substantial amount of their property they would still be left with
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