Reflections on the Caplan-Singer Debate

Source: Bet On It
by Bryan Caplan

“I used to think of Singer as a radical leftist first, and a contrarian second. Since then, he’s changed and I’ve learned. Now I think of him as primarily the intellectual godfather of Effective Altruism, a movement for which I have great admiration. As I told students at the University of Chicago last year, ‘Effective Altruism is what Social Justice ought to be.’ (In slogan form, “EA is what SJ ought to be.”) Though I often disagree with specific EA views, their hearts and their brains are in the right place. And the same goes for Peter Singer himself.” (09/22/22)