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Doing Good Better : Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference - William MacAskill

Doing Good Better

Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference

Paperback Published: 27th July 2016
ISBN: 9781783350513
Number Of Pages: 336

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A radical reassessment of how we can most effectively help others by a rising star of philosophy and leading social entrepreneur.

Almost all of us want to make a difference. So we volunteer, donate to charity, recycle or try to cut down our carbon emissions. But rarely do we know how much of a difference we're really making.

In a remarkable re-examination of the evidence, Doing Good Better reveals why buying sweatshop-produced goods benefits the poor; why cosmetic surgeons can do more good than charity workers; and why giving to a relief fund is generally not the best way to help after a natural disaster. By examining the charities you give to, the volunteering you do, the goods you buy and the career you pursue, this fascinating and often surprising guide shows how through simple actions you can improve thousands of lives - including your own.

About the Author

William MacAskill is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford and co-founder of non-profits Giving What We Can and 80,000 Hours, which inspire people to use their time and money as effectively as possible to fight the world's most pressing problems. Between them they have raised over $12 million for the most cost-effective charities plus a further $380 million in lifetime pledges. He and his organisations have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Today programme, and on Fox News, NPR and TED.

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This book is a great guideline to how you can live your life more ethically. And not just in a 'doing small things that feel good and might make a difference' way but in a 'here is some evidence that doing these things really has high impact' way. It is written in a really easy to read way, with engaging stories throughout. Will defnitely read again and recommend to everyone!



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ISBN: 9781783350513
ISBN-10: 1783350512
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27th July 2016
Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.26

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