Do ends define means? (1)
Hypothetical situation: 12 year old boy, living on the streets with his mother (single parent) and 3 sisters. They survive on alms.
I see this.
Conditions: I have limited resources myself. I’m looking for someone to help my mother with the odd jobs. I cannot afford to do any charity at the moment.
Dilemma: Child labour is a social evil. It’s unlawful. But, employing the boy would mean survival of 5. Should I abide by the law or should I choose to give them a new lease of life by making a little boy work when he, like any other child, actually deserves to go to school?
Assume that other solutions are not feasible.