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

The Adventure of the Cure That Wasn’t

Published June 16, 2014 | No responses yet
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The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis (2014) Thomas Goetz 320 pages *Originally published in Speaking of Medicine (PLOS). Marzieh Ghiasi and Madhukar Pai from McGill University & McGill International TB Centre, Montreal, review “The Remedy” by Thomas Goetz No image is more iconic of the Victorian age than
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The neglected diseases of poverty

Published May 11, 2014 | No responses yet
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*Originally published in The Upstream Journal. The last week of April is World Immunization Week, promoting vaccines as powerful tools for protecting people against some of the most deadly diseases. However, there are no effective vaccines for many of what are called “Neglected Tropical Diseases” – NTDs. And where there are few vaccines and treatments
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