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Author Singer, Peter, 1946-

Title The life you can save : acting now to end world poverty / Peter Singer.

Imprint New York : Random House, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    362.5 SIN    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction    362.5 SIN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    362.5 SIN    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xv, 206 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-198) and index.
Contents THE ARGUMENT. Saving a child -- Is it wrong not to help? -- Common objections to giving -- HUMAN NATURE. Why don't we give more? -- Creating a culture of giving -- 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 -- A NEW STANDARD FOR GIVING. Your child and the children of others -- Asking too much? -- A realistic approach.
Summary 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).
Subject Charity.
Economic assistance.
ISBN 9781400067107 (acid-free paper)
1400067103 (acid-free paper)

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