Last week our whole office was lucky enough to listen to Peter Singer over lunch. An Australian philosopher and ethicist from way back (check out his Wikipedia bio to get the full background – he has strong and often controversial views on issues such as abortion and euthanasia).
But one point that Peter Singer makes that you can not argue with is his view on eliminating poverty:
“If we can prevent something bad without sacrificing anything of comparable significance, we ought to do it; absolute poverty is bad.”
You could hop onto amazon and buy his latest book The Life You Can Save or you could just watch the youtube video below – The Life You Can Save in 3 minutes. Powerful stuff.