Solving poverty a cinch? A radical notion
Princeton, New Jersey, USA - You're only about 150 or so words into Peter Singer's 'The Life You Can Save' before you're asked to think of yourself as part of the problem: "Do you have a bottle of water or a can of soda on the table beside you as you read this book?" the renowned Princeton professor asks.
It is the assertion of Singer's new book, subtitled 'Acting Now to End World Poverty,' that the inconceivable – a virtual end to global poverty – is easily, affordably and, if we follow through on the philosopher's suggestions, instantly attainable.