Peter Singer’s moral calculus of charity

Published May 07, 2015 | No responses yet
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A while back I read a very intriguing op-ed in NYT by Princeton ethicist Peter Singer. The article, titled “Good Charity, Bad Charity”, argues that the decision to contribute to one charity versus another should be based on an “evidence-based approach” that “[offers] the most positive impact for your time and money”. As someone in
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Marzieh Ghiasi

DRM and rights in a digital world

Published August 14, 2013 | 2 responses so far
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A couple of days ago I was listening to an older edition of Science Weekly, particularly a lecture by Cory Doctorow. I found the lecture to be a truly thought-provoking look at digitization of the world and its implications. Doctorow’s focus was on DRM (Digital Rights Management) in the narrow scope, but broadly dealt with
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Iran Votes: Reflections Four Years Later

Published June 14, 2013 | One response so far
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Four years ago, in mid-June, I headed on a trip to Iran after not having the visited the country for a decade. It was meant to be a personal trip, but in many ways I got more than I bargained for. As I wrote in a journal on route to Tehran: “When I planned this
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Marzieh Ghiasi