Chaired by Eric Crampton
How can we do the most good? Peter Singer, often
described as the world's most influential living philosopher,
presents a challenging new movement in the search for an ethical
Effective altruism requires a rigorously unsentimental
view of charitable giving, urging that a substantial proportion of
our money or time should be donated to the organisations that will
do the most good with those resources, rather than to those that
tug the heartstrings.
Peter Singer is the author of more than 20 books,
including the groundbreaking work on ethics, Animal
Liberation and his latest, The Most Good You Can
Chaired by Eric Crampton, Head of Research with The New
Zealand Initiative and Adjunct Senior Fellow in Economics and
Finance at the University of Canterbury.