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The Social Good Book Series: Peter Singer is on the show!

The Social Good Book Series: Peter Singer is on the show!

Peter Singer (@PeterSinger) is on the show today! Singer is a well known Australian philosopher and author who has spent his entire life in pursuit of doing more good in the world. Singer is perhaps best-known for his book Animal Liberation (1975), a highly influential book in the animal rights community, as well as his essay Famine, Affluence, and Morality. In 2004 Singer was recognized as the Australian Humanist of the Year. And in 2005 Time magazine named Singer one of the top 100 most influential people of the year. His latest two books The Life You Can Save (2009), and The Most Good You Can Do (2015) explore how you can be a vehicle for change in the world - right now, and without giving up much. Both of which we’ve covered in previous episodes of On Books! In this episode we discuss: * What does it mean to do “the most good"? * How can startups do more good in the world? * What was it like being one of the first people to petition for animal rights back in the 1970s? My hope is t