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miketheman1200
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Charities should be forced to prove where their money is actually going.

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miketheman1200
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/18/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ontop

Pro

Every year in the UK, the two leading charities( Comic relief and Children in need) organise a fund raiser in the form of a TV program. Throughout the show which usually lasts a few hours; they raise millions and millions. Every year these charities raise over 30-40 million: why is Africa still a 3rd world continent after 33 years of raising millions?
miketheman1200

Con

Thank you for the debate topic, I hope this will be an enlightening discussion for us both.

Not sure if we are making arguments first round but since no prerequisite was made I will assume its okay.

Pro asks why Africa is still a 3rd world continent after 33 years of raising millions?

Well the fact of the matter is that the money being sent to these places is sent to give commodities such as food and water to the people who are suffering. And usually its given to people in power to distribute which allows for exploitation in many different forms. Beside that the commodities that are given away don't improve infrastructure or give incentives for business to form or thrive in that area. So just because these charitable goods are being given doesn't mean they will be benefiting the society as a whole. All they do is provide temporary relief to specific groups of people. This is at least for most cases of charity.

To the issue of charities needing to tell you exactly what they are spending the money on the only thing you need to look at is the charity as a private or public charity. If the charity is private then you have no right to see what they are spending the money on unless it is said in making the donation that you can. As a private entity the charity organization can do whatever they want with your money and they can choose not to tell you. This is why people should be hesitant with charity. It is solely your faith in this charity and its promise that gets you to donate. But once you have made that donation its their money. As a private entity they can do what they want with their money just like any other entity. Its like if you get paid and your boss wants to know that the money he's paying you is going to your livelihood. Its none of his business even though he's transferring that money to you. Its because at the point of transfer its your money. If you don't trust the charity don't donate to it. But you cant force a private charity to show where the money is going. Whether its going to giving goods to poor people or going to advertisements to help garner more donations or maybe to pay the people working for it.

I thank pro again for the subject and look forward to what he comes back with.
Debate Round No. 1
ontop

Pro

ontop forfeited this round.
miketheman1200

Con

Pro has failed to respond so i'll wait and see if he comes back.
Debate Round No. 2
ontop

Pro

ontop forfeited this round.
miketheman1200

Con

Well that's disappointing.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Jakeross6 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I agree with pro in the sense charities should have to prove where the donated money is going and where it comes from. However, con had better arguments spelling and conduct.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited, and Con had better points than Pro