In some countries, begging rings raise money by putting captive children on the street to beg from strangers. The children are usually orphans and may have been deliberately disabled or mutilated to arouse pity. If you are a typical person on the street and encounter one of these children, should you give them money?
If you give money, you support the begging ring. If you don’t, the child may be punished for collecting too little money. Assume that calling the police or seeking help from government officials will be ineffective.
Contributed by Anonymous.
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