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    Peter Singer ì 0 Download PDF/EBOOK (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) I chose to read Singer's book because I've often wanted to do for the world's poor but I want to do so in an informed way and see to it that my money is going to be used in a meaningful way that does not have politically or religiously motivated strings attached I've tried to research charities before but uickl

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    Characters The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty PDF/EBOOK (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Peter Singer You are walking past a shallow pond and you see a small child has fallen in No one else is around The child is in obvious distress and will drown without your immediate help You are however wearing a gorgeous set of clothes you have lusted over

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) Peter Singer ì 0 Download Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Peter Singer Like most of Singer's writings this has ruined my life all over again but in the best way possibleI have been spending a considerable amount of time carefully navigating the implications of this book and considering what m

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    Characters The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty Peter Singer ì 0 Download PDF/EBOOK (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) Although this book provides a heart felt argument on why you should donate 5 10% of your total income to the world's poorest people it is sensationalized writing at best and lacks the depth of analysis on1 Why th

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) This book underscores why Peter Singer is the most influential philosopher living today He takes his utilitarianis

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    Characters The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty PDF/EBOOK (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Peter Singer The World Bank defines extreme poverty as not having enough income to meet the most basic human needs for adeuate food water shelter clothing

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) I am not part of the target audience for this book and neither I suspect are you I'll come to why laterI do like t

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Peter Singer Characters The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty So I heard an interview with Singer on the Ezra Klein show and liked the premise and the idea of a free book so I grabbed it It is certainly a

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    Peter Singer ì 0 Download Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Peter Singer Characters The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty Probably one of the worst works of Peter Singer In this book he proposes that we should all donate 5% of out annual income if we can or to organizations such as UNICEF and Oxfam to help with poverty relief By stressing the individuals social responsibility of ending poverty he essentially totally misses any reasons for why there exists poverty in the first place by granting global capitalism legitimacy Singer shows the typical d

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) I'm not sure what I expected out of this book Probably an articulate super strong inspiration to give money to charityand i

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Download ↠ The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty 100 Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Peter Singer Characters The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty Using ethical arguments provocative thought experiments illuminating examples and case studies of charitable giving philosopher Peter Singer shows that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but ethically indefensibleSinger contends that we need to change our views of what is involved in living an ethical life To help us p. You are walking past a shallow pond and you see a small child has fallen in No one else is around The child is in obvious distress and will drown without your immediate help You are however wearing a gorgeous set of clothes you have lusted over for months and have just managed to purchase You are also running late for work Do you wade in to help the child ruining your clothes and being late for work or do you walk on byThis is the thought experiment with which Peter Singer a Professor of Bioethics at Princeton opens his discussion on the ethics of charity Given this story the vast majority of people will of course say that they would save the child and would consider it reprehensible to do otherwise or to consider their clothes or lateness for work as serious obstacles The underlying premise being that if we can lessen the suffering of an innocent other at minimal cost to ourselves it is wrong not to do so The situation can also be thought of in terms of the golden rule stated in various forms by all the major world religionsSinger states a simple argument First premise Suffering and death from lack of basic necessities such as food shelter and medical treatment are bad thingsSecond If you can prevent something bad without sacrificing anything nearly as important it is wrong not to do soThird By donating to aid agencies you can prevent some bad thingsConclusion Not donating to aid agencies is wrongIf we accept this argument we are led to some radical conclusions It is morally wrong to spend money on anything unless it is to prevent something bad happening or for something nearly as important From this argument Singer goes on buying a bottle of mineral water or a can of soda when one can get perfectly potable water from a tap is morally unjustifiable as the outcome is not nearly as important as saving a child s life 18000 children every day die of malnutrition or preventabletreatable conditions That s about one every 5 seconds Several objections to this line of argument are discussed Some brief highlightsObjection There is no binding universal moral code People have a right to their own beliefs and practicesResponse Agreed But as a society we try to stop rape and murder and would not accept that someone has the right to torture animals or children because they believe it is fun This suggests we are not complete moral relativistsObjection People work hard and have the right to decide what they spend their money onReponse Agreed This is simply one argument for what people should do with their money People have the right to do whatever they wish with it but if they chose to flush it down the toilet or bury it rather than to save human lives we would likely consider it wrongObjection If we did not cause the suffering of others we have no general moral obligation to alleviate itResponse There are many ways in which we can indirectly contribute to the suffering of others for example in our pollution of the atmosphere commercial fishing which devastates local communities or our extraction of oil and minerals from countries whose people do not benefit from them Nonetheless even in cases where we have demonstrably done nothing wrong our moral obligation is not lessened Thinking back to the child drowning in the pond the fact that we did not push them in does not lessen our feeling of obligation to help themObjection Philanthropy breeds dependency undermines real economic and political change and sustains the immoral status uoResponse There are situations such as disaster relief in which immediate donations are reuired to save lives In the longer term we must be extremely careful in how we give charity Many charitable organisations these days do not simply give hand outs but aim to engineer sustainable change in communities Revolutionary change in global socio economic and political structures may be desirable and if one believes that it would be right to devote serious resources of time money and energy towards achieving it Our concerns are practical and pressing We know that doing nothing will not help In the absence of revolutionary change or while such change is being brought about by your Che Guevara T shirt if we can do something to help we shouldObjection It is natural and ingrained by evolution to treat yourself and those close to you as important than people very far away with whom we have no tiesResponse Agreed But it does not necessarily follow that it is right to spend extravagantly to purchase luxuries for ourselves our friends and our families when the money could help relieve serious sufferingObjection freebie not in the book Doctorsnursesparamedicsetc save lives every day Surely they re already doing their bitResponse In the developed world jobs in healthcare are generally prestigious and well paid For every position there are tens sometimes hundreds of applicants If any one person were to choose to do something else there would be several people eagerly ready to take their place In the drowning child scenario and in many catastrophic situations around the world there is little or no help available and our personal choices will have a significant difference on the outcomeThe book goes on to discuss some of the economics of charity in detail particularly in terms of governmental donation and ways to measure the efficacy of aid The organisation GiveWell is plugged as an independent monitor of aid organisations bang for buck Of Singer s several striking examples of charitable work one is the Fred Hollows foundation which provides sight restoring cataract operations in the third world Between 1993 and 2003 the foundation restored sight to a million people at a cost of around 50 a popAnother example is the Worldwide Fistula Fund Childbirth without adeuate medical attention particularly in young or malnourished women who have small pelvises can be very prolonged This can cause tears called fistulae between the vagina and the rectum or bladder Women suffering from such fistulae have a continuous flow of urine or faeces through the vagina and are outcast from their families and communities The Worldwide Fistula fund provides fistula repair operations for these women and girls Speaking of Lewis Wall president of the fund Singer tells us In Liberia the previous summer he had operated on a sixty seven year old who had developed a fistula when she was thirty two and had been living soaked in urine for thirty five years It tooks twenty minutes to repair it in surgery Ongoing long term approaches focus on education and prevention particularly to reduce pregnancy in young girls but in the interim asks Dr Wall What is it worth to give a fourteen year old girl back her future and her life Although we cannot answer the uestion of what it is worth we can answer the uestion of how much it costs about 350The last section of the book discusses the bottom line how much are we willing to give What is our fair share A variant of the drowning child story illustrates the problems with the fair share uestion Imagine that you come across a shallow pond with ten drowning children in it There are nine other adults around You leap in and pull out a child expecting the other adults to do the same But looking around you see that the other nine have ignored the children and walked on Having done your fair share do you now leave or do you try to save another childIf rigorously applied Singer s moral argument would make it impossible for us to spend our money on anything that is not of eual value or nearly to saving a child s life Excepting a few saintly ascetics this is clearly untenable for the most of us Fortunately Singer also recognises it as such After ualified praise of the Bill Gates foundation and scathing denunciation of the uncharitable super rich the Larry Ellisons and Paul Allens of the world with their 200m super yachts he turns to the likes of me and you After all as we have seen the can of soda and the Patek Philippe watch sit morally in the same super yachtSinger s solution is a scale of regular charitable donation starting at 1% of personal income below US100000 per year 5% between 100 150k and increasing thereafter to a maximum of 33% of income over 10m per year A little arithmetic shows that even a fairly limited subscription to this modest standard would meet the funding reuirements of the UN Millennium Development Goals several times overAs a point of departure it seems reasonable This is a rare book that is not only thought provoking but action provoking I ve been swayed by Singer s arguments and have signed his online pledge thelifeyoucansavecom The tap water in Canada is amongst the cleanest in the world

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Download ↠ The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty 100 Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Peter Singer Characters The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty Ople In The Life You Can Save Singer makes the irrefutable argument that giving will make a huge difference in the lives of others without diminishing the uality of our own This book is an urgent call to action and a hopeful primer on the power of compassion when mixed with rigorous investigation and careful reasoning to lift others out of despai. So I heard an interview with Singer on the Ezra Klein show and liked the premise and the idea of a free book so I grabbed it It is certainly a very easy uick read and worth the time and thought I really like his moral position about why people should give However as I ve been recently reading so much stuff on race and class in America I m not as convinced about saving the world s populationYes America is a wealthy country and yes we built this wealth in large part by shitting on under developed poor countries BUT I am not completely convinced by Singer s argument that parochial giving is bad There are plenty of poor Americans that are dying and starving and homeless I like his model and think it makes a lot of sense for the top 1% or 5% or 10% to redistribute here and bring up the bottom We don t have to work at reparations per say but eualizing opportunity with better public education systems EVERYWHERE not just in the suburbs and increasing minimum wage and access to jobs that allow people to provide for themselves is important for me than thinking about saving lives in far off places He freuently mentions that in high income countries when it comes to improving people s health the low hanging fruit has all been picked However improving people s lives is different than saving them and I would propose that increasing educational attainment and opportunity for the American underclass after all there are still a lot of people in America living on less than 2day would result in productive global members than increasing the population in poorer countries I am not saying that American lives are worth just that the options and potential upside is probably greater Efficiency is not just about saving the maximum number of people it is increasing the likelihood that those people will in turn do than simply surviveI was also not entirely convinced by his just forget about over population argument While I am not advocating for death I feel like there is so much to do here and so much ineuality in America that we need to focus on redistribution of our own assets before we start to send them off globallyI really enjoyed his systemic arguments and the analysis of the different charities I have heard of Givewellcom and am glad to have evidence based analysis form which to make decisions And his list of reasons to give money to the poor as in actual cash meshes with my understanding and support for UBI as a way to redistribute to America s poor does not reduce the amount that adults work but does reduce child labor raises school attendance increases economic autonomy increases women s decision making power leads to greater diversity in diet stimulates use of health servicesOverall it is a very worthwhile read and will increase the amount of giving I do this year

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Download ↠ The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty 100 Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Peter Singer Characters The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty Lay our part in bringing about that change he offers a seven point plan that mixes personal philanthropy figuring how much to give and how best to give it local activism spreading the word in your community and political awareness contacting your representatives to ensure that your nation's foreign aid is really directed to the world's poorest pe. This book underscores why Peter Singer is the most influential philosopher living today He takes his utilitarianism very seriously and the implications of this philosophy if followed would radically change our world for the better In this book Singer lays out the case for why those of us in affluent nations should be giving to charity to help the poor worldwide What is actually most surprising to me is the final section in which he lays out the numbers if the richest 10% of those in the US and the eually wealthy worldwide would give at higher levels than they do now but at levels that do not adversely affect their lifestyles we could effectively end world poverty Still the burden should not fall on the richest 10% alone most of us not in the top 10% of America s wealthiest those of us earning less than 102000 annually could still easily give far than we do by simply giving up some of our frivolous spending This book provides an excellent case for being generous and eschewing the oft touted American individualism what I would actually call selfishness for a literary example of this selfishness as a virtue see Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged rather than looking out only for ourselves we should be looking to help those less fortunate than us and Singer s arguments here provide the basic moral and practical reasons for such altruism

  • Hardcover
  • 206
  • The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty
  • Peter Singer
  • English
  • 28 September 2020
  • 9781400067107