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


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  2. That's a great point. If everyone who reads this book simply starts better targeting what they are already donating to charity and starts spending even slightly more on efforts to assist third world development, the results will be huge.