Comment: There is a fallacy in the premise of the "starving man" scenario

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There is a fallacy in the premise of the "starving man" scenario

How is one to be certain that the man is starving? How is one to know that his hard luck story is sincere?

There is no obligation to charity. People are free to spend the fruits of their labor as they wish. Besides who has the proper status to define an act of charity. For instance, suppose a person writes a book that has a profound positive influence on the world yet never gives monetary donations to causes that others happen to believe are worthwhile, has that person been uncharitable?