The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer
Acting Now to End World Poverty

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For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each day on less than many of us pay for bottled water. In The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer uses ethical arguments, illuminating examples, and case studies of charitable giving to show that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but morally indefensible. The Life You Can Save teaches us to be a part of the solution, helping others as we help ourselves.
 

About Peter Singer

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Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books, including Animal Liberation, widely considered to be the founding statement of the animal rights movement, Practical Ethics, and One World: Ethics and Globalization.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published February 10, 2009 by Random House. 224 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Part plea, part manifesto, part handbook, this short and surprisingly compelling book sets out to answer two difficult questions: why people in affluent countries should donate money to fight globa

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The philosopher Peter Singer argues that individuals in the rich world have a moral duty to give more money to fight global poverty.

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Christian Science Monitor

Sharing these stories is beneficial, says Singer, because the more we hear about others giving, the more likely we are to give as well.

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Stanford Social Innovation Review

If the effective altruism movement moves even a few high-net-worth donors in this direction, it could have a positive effect on their peers’ giving for the benefit of the world’s poor.

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