The recent conversations about ethical situations in class have been really interesting. These questions look simple but are sort of challenging to answer.
Personally, each and everybody work hard so they can get money to spend on themselves and enjoy the things they want to buy. However, depending on how much money you make I feel like the rich should be giving to the poor. Being rich or poor can either be by luck or through hard work. I don’t think this should be the main point or the focus, though. I feel like the focus should be on who needs the money more. Let’s say you own a company or you’re an athlete and make more than ten million dollars a year. Although you have the right to spend it on anything you want, there are a lot of unnecessary things that person will buy compared to a person who can’t even afford to rent an apartment or even buy a jacket during winter seasons in the less economically developed countries. We also need to remember that making money is also about opportunities. There are people working over 40 hours a week that still struggle to pay their wages. Unless it’s taxes where everyone whether rich or poor have to pay the government, when giving money I don’t think rich people should be paying a lot because at the end of the day they earned it. Nevertheless, if they give little maybe about (5 to 10%) of their income, it will positively impact the poor people more than it will ever hurt them.