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Peter Singer on the lives you can save

Ezra Klein Show

A very interesting conversation between Ezra Klein and philosopher Peter Singer. The largest part is about his famous thought experiment and the moral imperative to give away most of what one earns. However, one side aspect towards the end of the podcast got me thinking in particular, where Singer makes the case against open borders. His argument: Immigration brings right wing leaders to power who then obstruct effective climate action โ€“ which is more urgent than open borders. Iโ€™m not sure yet whether I agree, but itโ€™s a perspective thatโ€™s new to me.


Published in Weekly Filet #279, in January 2020. More on: #, #, #

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