Responding to Beggars
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 12 December 2010, Question 1
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 12 December 2010, I answered a question on responding to beggars.
What is the proper way to respond to a beggar? How should one respond when approached on the street by strangers asking for money? Do you have any suggestions for dealing with aggressive beggars?
My Answer, In Brief: Just because someone asks for money doesn't mean that you're obliged to give them anything, even your attention.
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