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Affordable housing for the mentally ill

Since there is a shortage of affordable housing for the people with mental illness, the Government should expand the number of safe, affordable independent housing units in order make recovery possible.


The Federal Government should increase the funding for provincial governments and non-profit groups to provide housing for the mentally ill.

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What is required for a person to deserve a reward?

Ordinarily,a person does not deserve a reward for having done a morally good act,that is,for an act which is right and was done from morally good motives or from a desire to do one’s duty. For example,a person normally does not deserve a reward

  1. for acting from morally good motives alone.
  2. for deliberately not doing something which is a wrong act. For example,a child is not rewarded for not throwing snowballs at cars on the street.
  3. for being a morally good agent,that is a person who has a disposition to do what is right. For example,a person is not rewarded for having a disposition to assist first graders button up their coats.
  4. for doing his duty. If he did his duty from a sense of duty instead of from fear of punishment,he might deserve approval but,normally,not a reward.

People seem to deserve rewards only for the two situations

  1. person performs a difficult duty which many people frequently fail to perform
  2. when a person does something which is beyond the call of duty.

In summary,it would seem that in most situations people do not deserve anything more than approval.


Did Arthur deserve a reward?

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