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  1. says: read The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty E–book (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) Peter Singer Ý 6 read

    Peter Singer Ý 6 read read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Peter Singer E–book (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 inf

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    read The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty Peter Singer Ý 6 read E–book (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) 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

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    E–book (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) 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 mo

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    E–book (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 the global poor are poor

  5. says: read The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty Peter Singer Ý 6 read read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Peter Singer

    read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Peter Singer E–book (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 utilitarian

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    E–book (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Peter Singer Peter Singer Ý 6 read The World Bank defines extreme poverty as not having enough income to meet the most basic human needs for adeuate food water shelte

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    E–book (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 the way Singer approaches his books he starts out by telling you where you're going to end up and then proceeds to take you to your destination in a clear and concise manner dealing with likely objections before they arise as he goes but reading this I thought for a while that we were heading suarely for a two star rating partly

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    E–book (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 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 cl

  9. says: read The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty E–book (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty) read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Peter Singer

    E–book (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

  10. says: read The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty Peter Singer Ý 6 read E–book (The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty)

    read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Peter Singer E–book (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 instruction on how and where to give it so that my meager offerings would do the most good But instead I just felt guilty and shamed after reading the first few chapters and frustrated after skimming the rest That's actually how Singer wants you to feel believes everyone should feel that it's a basic measure of humani

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read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Peter Singer

The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty

The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. The World Bank defines extreme poverty as not having enough income to meet the most basic human needs for adeuate food water shelter clothing sanitation health care and education Many people are familiar with the statistic that 1 billion people are living on less than one dollar per day That was the World Bank s poverty line until 2008 when better data on international price comparisons enabled it to make a accurate calculation of the amount people need to meet their basic needs On the basis of this calculation the World Bank set the poverty line at 125 per day The number of people whose income puts them under this line is 14 billion Author Peter Singer thinks and writes about acting now to end world poverty from philosophical ethical and practical points of view Singer is the challenging author of Practical Ethics and Animal Liberation both books have their own histories of stirring up controversy Here are some of the uestions and issues that The Life You Can Save addresses Is it wrong not to help Common objections to giving Why don t we give Creating a culture of giving How much does it cost to save a life and how can you tell which charities do it best From his other books I saw Peter Singer as a person who is committed to certain ideas and who does not pull any punches I trusted that he would tell it like it is and that I could find his message persuasive I wanted to be convinced to donate of my income and assets to make the world a better place I have the example of my father and mother who were very generous with their financial resources My father still is For example when someone who helped my father do chores and repairs around his house found his income reduced the value of his house under water with high mortgage payments Dad offered 1000 monthly to help with the mortgage until the man s wife became eligible for social securitySince I have retired I have increased my charitable giving to the point where it is 10% of my gross income Instead of buying a new car or doing some home improvements I would like to increase my charitable giving I support local organizations like the Greater Lynchburg Meals on Wheels and the Free Clinic of Central Virginia I support state organizations like Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and the Virginia Legal Aid Society I support national organizations like the Human Rights Campaign and the Natural Resources Defense Council I would like to increase my giving to UNICEF and Doctors without Borders and have of an impact internationally since I know the most severe poverty is outside the US So I wanted Peter Singer to give me a pep talk And it worked I now have a goal of becoming a philanthropist Can I do that on a gross annual income of 50000 I have decided based on examples in the book that I can All things can be done with sufficient exclamation pointsSinger is a controversial philosopher He supports a utilitarian world view you determine what is best by determining what creates the most good for the most people I always thought that was an over simplification but it does sound good on the face of it doesn t it But I have a hard time reconciling Singer s view that the sanctity of life is highly overrated with this book In his book Practical Ethics he or less supports euthanasia for defective infants He has taken a lot of shit for that He has been controversial in other ways as well I usually like to evaluate the whole person to make decisions about how much credence and credibility to give to a person I have some trouble with Singer since I think he has some weak links to go with his brilliance But there are real and serious dilemmas for the conscientious person who wants to help The real dilemma for most of us is whether it is wrong and unnatural to reject our children s pleas for the latest expensive computer games to spurn designer labeled kids clothing and to send them to the local entirely adeuate but not outstanding public schools The savings you gain by taking the less expensive option in each case will allow you will allow you to donate sums toward saving the lives of strangers But do your obligations to your own children override your obligations to strangers no matter how great their need or suffering Peter Singer introduces us to people who have made decisions that many if not most of us would consider impossibleSometimes in Haiti Farmer will hike for hours to see patients far from any roads He insists on doing this because to say that it takes too much time and effort to visit these patients is in his view to say that their lives matter less than the lives of others Flying from the peasant huts and their malnourished babies in Haiti to Miami just 700 miles away with its well dressed people talking about their efforts to lose weight Farmer gets angry over the contrast between developing countries and the developed world What troubles him most is what troubled him all those years ago about the American doctor who was about the leave Haiti How people can not care erase not remember Now you might want to say If you are going to uote the entire book why don t you just tell me to read the book myself Well I certainly urge you to do that but here is just one thought the conflict that Farmer and Kravinsky feel so acutely between being an ideal parent and acting on the idea that all human life is of eual value is real and irresolvable The two will always be in tension No principle of obligation is going to be widely accepted unless it recognizes that parents will and should love their own children than the children of strangers and for that reason will meet the basic needs of their children before they meet the needs of strangers But this doesn t mean that parents are justified in providing luxuries for their children ahead of basic needs of others I think that this is the kind of book where you are probably going to be receptive to the message if you decide to read it I could uote but I am going to resist I strongly urge you to read this book if you have a goal of making the world a better place Peter Singer does not mince words and you may not like or agree with all of them but they give me pause and make me want to do for the stranger I think this book is going to make a difference in my life That makes it a five star book for me

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The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 data about millions being lifted out of extreme poverty the last 40 years something which is inherently false as the international poverty line is set extremly low making it impossible to avoid malnutrition in many poor countries for example This poverty line has also not been adjusted for inflation as there has been many market crashes which have created poverty since roughly the 80s onwards making it arbitrary Singer doubts that millionaires and companies donates to good causes simply to better their imagery As we ve seen with many of these huge donations in the past it has been done directly to build investment and brand loyalty etc Singers main line of everyone donating what they can outright denies structural problems predatory lending to foreign countries and the mechanisms of how large corporations function Corporations always need to increase profits something which can only be done by producing something under the average cost or by cheap or free labour The inherent contradictions here is for Singer non existent Although Singer does makes some good moral points on why we should donate he never seem to realize that ending world poverty and poverty relief are two uite different things In the book he shys away from politics with the exceptions of demanding taxes on the super rich and increasing national spending on foreign aid He essentially tries to solve an inherently political issue outside the realm of politics It is however true that the super rich holds most of the wealth and that with that wealth we could essentially end poverty but this is in direct contradiction with the super rich need for profit The need for profit depends on unemployment and poverty in order to force wages lower in poor countries Without realizing it Singer kindaa supports the problem that he himself sets out to fix

read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Peter Singer

The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 moral obligation reuires me to give I have not found and do not expect to find a precise answer to this concern yet after reading The Life You Can Save concluding that I should be doing and giving to help the world s most vulnerable was one of the easiest developments of an ethical conviction that I have ever experienced second only perhaps to my introduction to animal ethics which was also Singer s doing

  • Hardcover
  • 206
  • The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty
  • Peter Singer
  • English
  • 11 August 2018
  • 9781400067107