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Better Than Nothing?: When a Little Good Does a Lot of Harm

The “well, they’re doing some good” defense covers a lot of ill and is based in illogical thinking. The idea is that if someone is producing some good in the world, helping someone somewhere, then what they are doing is better than nothing. But oftentimes, our good-intentioned efforts to help can often entrench negative attitudes, bad social systems, and play right into the hands of oppression.

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