Friday, April 17, 2009

Translating the website

We are looking for native speakers of a variety of languages who are willing to volunteer to translate the text of the website ( into as many languages as possible. We started with Swedish and have Russian, Polish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Hebrew, French, Italian, German, Chinese both simplified and traditional, Dutch, Romanian, Tagalog Filipino, Danish, Korean and Japanese now. We also have volunteers for Catalan, Lithuanian, Slovenian and probably Arabic. If you are a native speaker of a language not included in this list, and can spare the time to translate a few pages of text, please email us at Thanks!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Giving More - gradually

After a talk I gave at the London School of Economics yesterday, one person told me that he'd begun giving a few years ago, starting at 1/% of his income, as the website ( recommends for 90% of taxpayers, but increasing this by an additional 1% each year. That's an easy way to build up slowly - and especially if you are young, as this person was, it's going to mean that in a few years you will be giving a significant amount, but not in a way that ever causes a shock to your budget. Worth thinking about.

Peter Singer