24 Jul 2015

The most good you can do

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 24 July 2015

Peter Singer

In his book The Most Good You Can Do, philosopher Peter Singer presents a compelling argument for effective altruism. He says donations to charities should be based on the evidence of their effectiveness rather giving to whichever one tugs on the heartstrings the most. He says we can and should be more ambitious in our giving. What's more, he makes a strong case for 'earning to give' and says you don't have to have an 'ethical career' to do the most good.

Peter Singer talks to Kathryn Ryan about doing the most good.

Peter Singer is the author of more than 20 books, a professor of bioethics at Princeton University, and laureate professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. Peter Singer will be in New Zealand at the Christchurch Arts Festival in association with WORD Christchurch.