The Most Good You Can Do

Peter Singer's new book on effective altruism

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Peter Singer
Peter SingerMaker@petersinger
Form an EA group in your school or on your college campus. Help to educate yourselves and others about issues like global poverty, climate change, factory farming, etc, and about the different groups working on these issues. You can volunteer for some of the organizations working on these issues. And even if you don't have much money, you can still start giving a small amount to an effective charity, to get into the habit of doing so. Then when later on you have more, it will come more easily to you.
Hugh Jones
Hugh Jones@hjonesr · Founder, Pelt
@petersinger Thanks! Great advice.
Erik Torenberg
Erik TorenbergHunter@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
Peter Singer, legendary thinker and author, is going to be giving an AMA in this post at 3 PM PST. Let's ask him some great questions. Also, to join the book club, where you'll hear about all of our AMA's and picks for the month, join below. producthuntbookclub.com ph-bookclub.slack.com (the book for May, just announced, is @ryanholiday's Obstacle Is The Way) http://www.amazon.com/The-Obstac...
Peter Singer
Peter SingerMaker@petersinger
I'm out of time, everyone, sorry.. Thanks for the questions, and I hope you found the answers helpful. For more info, please get hold of The Most Good You Can Do, or go to www.thelifeyoucansave.org or www.effectivealtruism.org.
Erik Torenberg
Erik TorenbergHunter@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
@petersinger Thanks Peter! Excited to see you when you come to SF
Jonathan Archer
Jonathan Archer@jonarcher · Freelance
Loved your TED Talk and I look forward to reading this book. Q: Presuming that people who run charities / non-profits are Good People, what factors make so many of them ineffective? And how might we go about changing that?
Peter Singer
Peter SingerMaker@petersinger
@jonarcher In contrast to the business sector, charities have not had to demonstrate their effectiveness. They can get away with emotional appeals and a few photos of smiling kids. The Effective Altruism movement is changing that. So supporting the EAmovement, and donating to charities recommended on websites like GiveWell.org and thelifeyoucansave.org are good ways of changing things.
Ross Rojek
Ross Rojek@sacbookreviewer · CTO, GoLocalApps.com, Apptoolkit.io
What do you think about competition between both non-profits and B corps and then for profit businesses in the same field?