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Doing Good Better
Author: William MacAskill

ISBN: 9781783350513
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27 July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.2
Description:
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...

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