Instead of considering them as equal, many scholars refer to them as features that are likely to be related in different ways. In fact, the importance that authors give to good governance, is due to the impact it may have on development and economic growth. According to Grindle the relevance of getting good governance comes precisely from its relationship with the development of a country and the reduction of poverty. In the construction of this "simpler" agenda, the idea is to revisit policies that have worked in the past, set priorities in a strategically way, consider policies with greater impact in alleviating poverty and reaching development, and look for innovative ways of implementing such policies.
Most people then conclude that probably the welfare of animals is moderately important in the same way the welfare of various other demographic groups like elderly people or Norwegians is moderately important — one more thing to plug into the moral calculus.
If it takes a thousand chickens to have the moral weight of one human, the importance of chicken suffering alone is probably within an order of magnitude of all human suffering. You would need to set your weights remarkably precisely for the values of global animal suffering and global human suffering to even be in the same ballpark.
I acknowledged the argument was very convincing, but told Buck that I was basically going to safe-word out of that level of utilitarian reasoning, for the sake of my sanity.
Peter Singer talks about widening circles of concern. First you move from total selfishness to an understanding that your friends and family are people just like you and need to be treated with respect and understanding.
Then you go from just your friends and family to everyone in your community.
Then you go from just your community to all humanity. Then you go from just humanity to all animals. In the same way that allowing animals into the circle of concern totally pushes out the value of all humans, allowing starving Third World people into the circle of concern totally pushes out most First World charities like art museums and school music programs and holiday food drives.
This is a scary discovery and most people shy away from it. Effective altruists are the people who are selected for not having shied away from it.
So why shy away from doing the same with animals? And now I think I might have a consistent policy of allowing some of my resources into each new circle of concern while also holding back the rest of it for the sake of my sanity.
I am allowed to balance resources devoted to sanity versus morality and decide how much of what I have I want to send into each new circle of concern — without denying that the circle exists.
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