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The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty

SUMMARY Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Peter Singer SUMMARY Î 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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SUMMARY Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Peter Singer SUMMARY Î 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 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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SUMMARY Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Peter Singer SUMMARY Î 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 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 uickly became frustrated with the the lack of solid evidence as to their efficacy that even the most well known charities couldn t or wouldn t provide So I was already sold on the idea of giving to those in Third World countries but didn t really know how to do so I hoped Singer s book would offer me some practical advice as to which organizations to give to and some information regarding the difference these organizations are making The first part of the book is dedicated to making the philosophical case for our responsibility as a wealthy industrialized nation to give to help end worldwide poverty This part of the book I would give of a 3 star rating namely because this was a part of the book that I didn t really need I was already convinced I just wanted to know how However there are some interesting tidbits that explain our psychological and social aversion to giving which helps explain why so many of us can turn a blind eye to the world s poor For example if we re on our way to work and a small child is drowning in a nearby lake almost all of us would rush out to save the child We wouldn t worry about being late to work or about risking our own life we would simply act because we know a child s life is in danger And yet 1 in 5 children living in Third World countries die before the age of 5 We know that but statistics don t move us to act in the same way witnessing one particular child whose face we can see and whose voice we can hear can An argument that I found compelling in this part of the book is his case against the give close to home idea While Singer is not advocating that we do nothing for those in our community indeed he does argue that we need to be involved in our communities and give of our time and resources to volunteering he does argue that there is a difference between what poor in America looks like and what poor in Ethiopia Nepal or the Congo looks like Whereas 1 in 5 children die before the age of 5 in impoverished countries 1 in 100 children die of poverty in the US and yes that is definitely too much but it does show where our money can do the most good The American poor still have access to education health care and social services 34 of their households have a car air conditioning and a VCR or DVD player 97% of them own a color TV American poverty has its own set of challenges and setbacks but as Singer points out it s not necessarily the kind of poverty that kills as viciously and indiscriminately as it does in the Third WorldThe last part of the book is the part that I found most effective for my purposes and for those of you who are like me and just want some practical advice on how and to whom to give you might want to skip ahead to this part of the book or you may just want to visit GiveWellorg a website that reviews the effectiveness of various charities and advises as to which ones are efficiently making a true uantifiable difference in the lives of the poor I ve already chosen two charities that I ll be giving to The Fistula Foundation and The Small Enterprise FoundationWhat I found interesting about many of the negative reviews is that the number one reason cited for disliking the book was it made me feel guilty about not doing Well no shit Sherlock And frankly you should I should We all should 14 billion people live on less than 125 a day the Starbucks coffee I drank while reading this is approximately someone s salary for 4 days of work If I have to skip the occasional Caramel Macchiato or bottled water or pair of shoes to help save a life it s hardly a sacrifice on my part considering what s at stakeCross posted at This Insignificant Cinder


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    Peter Singer ☆ 0 SUMMARY ( Kindle ePUB / Pdf ) The Life You Can Save Acting Now to End World Poverty Author Peter Singer – DOC & Kindle ePUB 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

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