Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, says Charity should not begin at home. We should use the resources we have to bring about the most good. The panelists Julian Burnside AO QC, Sandie deWolf AM and Jo Barraket will respond with their views to widen the discussion about philanthropy. Recorded on 10 July 2014.
Peter Singer specialises in applied ethics and considers ethical issues from a secular, utilitarian perspective.
He is the founder of the organisation 'The Life You Can Save' (http://www.thelifeyoucansav...
), named after his book of the same title. He is an advocate of Effective Altruism, which holds that leading an ethical life involves using a portion of our personal wealth and resources to efficiently alleviate the effects of extreme poverty.
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Alternative title: The ethics of giving: Should charity really begin at home?