Twenty-seven thousand children die of poverty every day – from hunger or preventable and treatable diseases. What are you doing about it? Peter Singer’s book The Life You Can Save introduced these tough questions. Singer, a bio ethicist and utilitarian, argues that when it comes to giving of our time and resources, we are being immoral by not giving more. That it is our moral obligation as Western citizens to give as much as we can to help save the lives of those facing extreme poverty and disease. Singer’s work and The Life You Can Save inspired a movement – effective altruism – that asks us not just to give more but to give better.
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