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If you’re over about twenty, you’ll probably remember 2005’s Live 8 concerts, the Bob Geldof-orchestrated anti-poverty events in the lineage of 1985’s Live Aid.
The day itself was a decidedly mixed bag. 1,013 more words
The Lives We Can Save With Our Salaries: Peter Singer on Effective Altruism for More Meaningful Work
The pursuit of meaningful work has reached critical mass. Today’s employees, especially millennials, are demanding more than a sizable salary and great benefits – they want work that gives them purpose. 1,917 more words
This article is republished from an eBook series that has been made freely available.
By Jon Hochschartner
The public statements of Marxist writer Slavoj Zizek, which are sometimes difficult to interpret given his predilection for irony and contrarianism, suggest he supports a lukewarm reformism in regards to the treatment of animals, which, pathetically, makes his species politics more progressive than many socialists. 719 more words
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From Darwinian Conservatism-‘Trolleyology & Rawlsian Moral Grammar‘
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‘For a Kantian utilitarian like Singer, the relevant moral principle in the trolley problem–that five deaths are worse than one death–is the same in both cases, and therefore Singer would pull the switch and push the fat man.