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4/27/09

Peter Singer & Ethics For The Rich

"Peter Singer has always asked a lot from his fellow human beings: that we give till it hurts, respect animals as we respect ourselves, consider coolly such flint-hearted arguments as the needs of strangers and the drain on social resources in decisions about life and death.

In the new book, he argues for a radical extension of our notion of responsibility for others: well beyond the minimum tax required by law to a hefty percentage of discretionary income; and well beyond our shores, since poverty in the West is relative, to the truly miserable who live in distant parts of the world. " More . . .

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