What would you do if you saw a small girl drowning in a shallow pool? Most of us wouldn’t think twice about diving in to save her life. But what if that girl were drowning in a pond on the other side of the world? Do we still have an obligation to save her too? Each day 22,000 children die of preventable conditions associated with poverty. The good news is that you can take action today to save a life!
Michael Faye of Give Directly and Dianne Calvi of Village Enterprise discuss what it means to be a recommended charity by The Life You Can Save, and how their work has been shown to measurably reduce extreme poverty.
Peter Singer explains how Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are changing the world like no other humans in history.
If you really want to think of yourself as ethical ... it's not enough to say “I don't kill.. I don't steal.. I don't cheat.. I don't assault people..” ... if you are an affluent person, or even just a middle class person in an affluent country (that's undoubtedly affluent by global standards) then you're not really living an ethical life unless you're prepared to share some of the good fortune that you have with people who are less fortunate.
Poker Champ Liv Boeree knows about high stakes giving.
If you’re like most of us, you’re probably already giving to charity. In 2014, 95 percent of Americans made charitable donations, and the typical American household donates an average of $2,974 to charity each year. That amount goes far--especially in the developing world, where medical services, supplies, gas and transportation are much cheaper than they are at home.
Many of us lucky enough to be born in the developed world are eager to share our relative wealth with those in need. But how can we give in a way that maximizes our donation’s effectiveness? In his 2013 TedTalk, our founder, the philosopher Peter Singer, asks provocative questions that will help you reconsider how you give—no matter what amount!
“What’s the least somebody can do to seem like a decent person?” Stephen Colbert asks. Watch to find out Peter Singer’s answer to this question—and more—on the Colbert Report.
What would you do if a stranger handed you $10? We handed out cash to people on the street to find out how they would choose to use the money. Their choices might surprise you!
Can $10 make a difference? We set out to find out just how far $10 goes in the right hands. Filmed and directed by videographers based in Cape Town, South Africa.
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