Challenge Your Beliefs with Peter Singer
Some would argue that giving to charitable causes should be a challenge. It should be an process that involves the giver, and that is not relevant to a one-off call or text. Australian professor and ethicist Peter Singer certainly believes so. In a recent interview with Forbes contributor Richard Eisenberg, Singer explains his concept of “effective altruism”. He also asserts his reasoning that some charitable causes are objectively better than others, provides a unique take on funding for the arts, and addresses the divide between domestic and global charities. Other talking points include the situation in Nepal, animal rescue charities, and the importance of objective, responsible research one must undertake when deciding which foundation(s) to support.Whether or not you agree with the professor is one thing, but before you dismiss any of his views, allow them to settle within you. Then take a critical look at your donations, and how you can maximize your impact.
Check out the interview for yourself, and reassess your beliefs.