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The life you can save : acting now to end world poverty

Author: Peter Singer
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Arguing that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but ethically indefensible, philosopher Peter Singer 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Singer
ISBN: 9781400067107 1400067103
OCLC Number: 232980306
Description: xv, 206 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The argument. --
Saving a child --
Is it wrong not to help? --
Common objections to giving --
pt. 2. Human nature. --
Why don't we give more? --
Creating a culture of giving --
pt. 3. The facts about aid. --
How much does it cost to save a life, and how can you tell which charities do it best? --
Improving aid --
pt. 4. A new standard for giving. --
Your child and the children of others --
Asking too much? --
A realistic approach.
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Arguing that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but ethically indefensible, philosopher Peter Singer 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 people).

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Singer's latest great book

by barnes992001@yahoo.com (WorldCat user published 2009-10-18) Excellent Permalink

A life changing read for the better. Read it, and you will become a better human being. I guarantee it.

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