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The Problem of Debt for Nature Swaps from a Human Rights Perspective

At first blush, debt-for-nature swaps seem to provide win-win solutions to the looming problems of environmental degradation and extreme poverty. So, one might naturally assume that they are morally permissible, if not obligatory. This article argues, however, that debt-for-nature swaps are sometimes morally questionable, if not morally impermissible.

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How People Think About Distributing Aid

This paper examines how people think about aiding others in a way that can inform both theory and practice. It uses data gathered from Kiva, an online, non-profit organization that allows individuals to aid other individuals around the world, to isolate intuitions that people find broadly compelling.

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