Do Toms Shoes Really help People?
It seams counterintuitive that the premise of “buy one, give one” companies fail to address the real problems that developing worlds face. For Toms to go into a community and give out shoes, the consumers of these goods begin to expect that when their shoes grow old they will be gifted new ones. “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” If they can create their own market and production systems for making shoes or any-other types of goods the people in the community would benefit long term. The aid that these people need does not lie under handouts, they require teaching and mentorship for improved quality of life.
Free Heroin to Battle Addiction
It seam counterintuitive that addicts are given heroin “safely” to keep them out of the way of law abiding citizens. Is this a desperate final effort to help the worst of the worst addicts or is it killing them in the nicest way possible. Many rehab workers have had successful results in even the worst cases. Understandably sometimes it may not work out but feeding their addiction so that they don’t bother anyone else feels wrong. The heroin safe zones create a class of people that are dead but still ticking. The government gives up on them but cant execute them, instead they are just keeps out of everyone else’s way to seam morally correct.
Does Using Paper Take CO2 Out of the Environment?
It seams counterintuitive that paper holds on to carbon for a very short period of time but we recycle paper anyway. Eventually, paper decomposes and releases its carbon into the atmosphere, turning into the harmful carbon dioxide. As on piece of paper goes through the recycling process, it will evidently expel all its carbon content, defeating the purpose of paper being recycled.