August 14th, 2015
Philosopher Peter Singer says the money used to make leukaemia survivor Miles Scott Batkid for the day could have been better used to save lives elsewhere.
In a world with few opportunities to help the far-off poor and a narrow divide between super-rich and breadline, it might have been acceptable to think that ethical life meant not being horrible to people. Now, with 1 billion people suffering extreme poverty, there's a moral duty to try to bridge that gap, Singer argues.
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In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.