I’m Peter Singer (Australian moral philosopher) and I’m here to answer your questions about where your money is the most effective in the charitable world, or "The Most Good You Can Do." AMA.
I’m Peter Singer.
I am currently since 1999 the Ira W. DeCamp professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and the author of 40 books. In 2005, Time magazine named me one of the world's 100 most important people, and in 2013 I was third on the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute’s ranking of Global Thought Leaders. I am also Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies. In 2012 I was made a companion of the Order of Australia, the nation’s highest civic honor. I am also the founder of The Life You Can Save [http://www.thelifeyoucansave.org], an effective altruism group that encourages people to donate money to the most effective charities working today.
I am here to answer questions about my new book, The Most Good You Can Do, a book about effective altruism [http://www.mostgoodyoucando.com]. What is effective altruism? How is it practiced? Who follows it and how do we determine which causes to help? Why is it better to give your money to X instead of Y?
All these questions, and more, are tackled in my book, and I look forward to discussing them with you today.
I'm here at reddit NYC to answer your questions. AMA.
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Thank you for all of these wonderful questions. I may come back and answer some more tomorrow, but I need to leave now. Lots more information in my book.