Peter Singer on the Ethics of Global Poverty


Peter Singer

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This week, I was in Oxford briefly at the invitation of Julian Savulescu. It was a real pleasure to hear Peter Singer speak, having known his writings for many years. The trip was briefer than I had anticipated but long enough to hear Singer's interest to convince governments of their obligation to address global poverty. His argument was, as always, incredibly accessible and will surely appeal to the kinds of intuitions that many people share on this subject.