Lots of people including innocent children die of starvation each day. Do we have any responsibility to help them?
- Singer, P. (1997). The drowning child and the expanding circle. New Internationalist, 289.
- Some arguments against donation: http://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/learnmore/commonobjectionstogiving.aspx
- Andre, C., & Velasquez, M. (1992). World hunger: A Moral Response. Issues in Ethics, 5(1).
- Hunger in Hong Kong: http://www.oxfam.org.hk/en/news_1630.aspx
- http://www.hughlafollette.com/papers/World.Hunger.htm – Hugh LaFollette (2003) “World Hunger” in Blackwell Companion to Applied Ethics edited by Ray Frey and Christopher Heath Wellman, Blackwell.
- http://www.worldometers.info; http://www.stopthehunger.com – Two websites displaying statistics about the world in a “real-time” format See the figures related to starvation, food spending, obesity and food wastage.
- http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/food-security World bank website on the food crisis.
- http://bostonreview.net/forum/peter-singer-logic-effective-altruism – Peter Singer discussing effective altruism and responses from commentators.
- https://www.utilitarian.net/singer/by/1972—-.htm?utm_source=mandiner&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mandiner_201603 – An earlier article by Peter Singer.
- A short video about how we ought to save lives based on Singer’s thought experiment:
- https://www.ted.com/talks/peter_singer_the_why_and_how_of_effective_altruism – Peter Singer TED talk.
- Singer mentioned at the beginning of his talk a tragic accident in China shown in the following video. It raises a question about whether we have a moral duty to help those in need. WARNING: The video contains graphic and disturbing images.