Reflecting on my past year as a Global Health Corps fellow, I wanted to talk a bit about identity, ideology, and social change. Although this is my personal narrative, I believe that shrinking our identity and moving past ideology as much as one can are key steps to maximizing the positive impact that we have on the world.
Linch: I know you are doing all of this despite having chronic pain related to overuse of computers. If you’re comfortable
There are few legal tools to punish wealthy tax evaders. Yet we can hope that revelations such as the Panama Papers leak and articles such as this one encourage them to bring at least some of their millions and use it both to decrease our tax burden and address global suffering.
I guess I'll just have to wait for his response. Singer's most famous analogy is that of the drowning child. Suppose you
The Healing Arts Initiative is a nonprofit that brings concerts and theatrical performances to hundreds of thousands of disabled, elderly, and poor people each year.
This weekend I sat in on a lecture by Natalie Cargill, a lawyer in the United Kingdom and former human rights advocate for
How many philosophers does it take to change a light bulb? It depends on how you define change.
In critical areas of our lives, there is frequently a contradiction between how we want to behave and how we actually behave. Yet although it is "normal," our failure to live up to our values and goals often results in serious consequences, endangering ourselves, others, and the planet.
What is needed to convert warm glow givers to a more effective philanthropy is not a obliteration of their primary impetus to give, but an enhancement in understanding of what their gifts can accomplish when applied thoughtfully.
We all have the power to prevent future WWP scandals and improve our society. We can be effective donors by adopting the attitude of savvy investors, and not only encourage our favorite nonprofits to be more transparent and accurately measure their impact, but also ensure that we can truly trust that nonprofit to spend our money wisely.
TLYCS: You'll be kicking a football--what we Americans call a soccer ball--along the entire distance of your trek. What was
There are, however, organizations that do things differently and are worthy of your donations in the New Year. Donating to
Giving is contagious and can lead to a cascade of generosity and positive feelings. Let's hope Shlomo's acts of kindness trigger the contagion effect and inspire us all to be a little bit kinder and more appreciative during this year. The world could certainly use it.