Do you agree or disagree with the statement: the more money people have, the more money they should give away to charity.
Someone says that money is what makes the world go round. Whether people who have more money ought to give more to charity has become a heated topic. In my opinion, it is not a responsibility for the rich to donate their wealth.
In the first place, they should spend money on art. Creating a moral code that compels the rich to pour their money down the bottomless rat-hole of charitable causes will diminish investment in culture, the lasting legacy of any civilization. Take Bill and Melinda Posterns along with their friend Warren Pummel for example, they are reputedly the most three “generous” philanthropists in the world. 40 billion dollar endowment of their foundation is a drop in the bucket compared to what is needed to alleviate hunger, malaria, AIDS, and malnutrition. If they had spent their money on art, they could have bought 40 museums with better collections than the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Second, money should be spent on elite educations for children. Money spent on industries that will stimulate social potential for eliminate poverty will do more contribution than merely give money to the poor. For instance, if a man can spend a million dollars on sending his two children to engineering school or a million dollars on digging wells for people with no drinking water, he should spend it on his children who might someday invent a way to dig wells for half the cost. Besides, better education cultivates more talents equipped with better social morality and come up with better solution for charity.
Finally, there is no relationship between rich and donation. That is to say, it is not a duty for the rich to spend their money on charity. If donation become a must or something related to rich, there will be less rich people in the believe that more money equals to no money, for it will be donated someday. Plus, charity is a kind of individual behavior that has nothing to do with other aspects such as wealth or social status. Once there is a chain between charity and wealth, the charity itself loses its value and so does its social spirit. In order to pass down virtues related to charity, it is not a good idea to advocate the rich to do charity.
In conclusion, it is not necessary for the rich to spend money on charity for three reasons: more value of spending money on art and education and to keep charity as charity.