Philosopher slams consumption

Australian philosopher Professor Peter Singer has argued that citizens of rich nations should donate more of their money to the world’s poorest people rather than waste money on “frivolous consumption”. Speaking at the annual Uehiro Lectures on Practical Ethics at Oxford University on Tuesday, Professor Singer said, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak at Oxford. I shall argue that we are wrong to do so little for the world’s poorest people.”

Joy Wong