Efficient Global welfare distribution

5 min readApr 2, 2021

Part 2. The moral case.

Talking about global welfare and foreign aid, we often encounter questions regarding the moral aspects of our decisions, who do we help today, and who must wait for another time. In this article, I will try to discuss some of the more obvious moral aspects of foreign interventions and what is effective aid, and why we should strive for the best outcome with the least costs.

What is the moral question that needs to be answered?

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We know that different interventions in the global health system will bring very different efficiencies. The most effective activity can produce 1000% better results than the least effective when we talk about AIDS, when we discuss different diseases we change the game entirely and we can talk thousands of percent increase in value from one activity to another. So depending on our selected method we can gain many times better results, to help the world.

Choosing the average method could mean losing 80–90% of the potential efficiency and this could mean countless lives lost to failure of stating a goal and analyzing the method of achieving that goal. Innumerable lives ruined due to preventable illnesses, all due to a hasted choice.




Imagine you have a maximum of 90 days to live. You could drop in one hour, in one day. Who would you call? Amor gignit amorem.