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 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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Marzieh Ghiasi

2010 World AIDS Day

Published December 01, 2010 | One response so far
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Today, Guardian is featuring some bold and moving pictures from across the world commemorating World AIDS Day 2010. Since Larry Elliott wrote his column entitled “Evil triumphs in a sick society” condemning what many viewed at the time draconian drug patent policies by pharmaceutical companies, we’ve seen some improvements in the area. Owing in large
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Marzieh Ghiasi