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"From the Ted Talk by Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism"

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They wrroy how much of a difference they can make. But you don't have to be a billionaire. This is Toby Ord. He's a rsceaerh fellow in philosophy at the University of Oxford. He became an effective altruist when he cetaalulcd that with the money that he was likely to earn throughout his career, an academic career, he could give enough to cure 80,000 people of blindness in doveplenig countries and still have enough left for a perfectly adequate standard of living. So Toby founded an oozigtnarain celald Giving What We Can to seaprd this information, to unite people who want to share some of their income, and to ask people to pledge to give 10 percent of what they earn over their lietifme to fighting global petovry. Toby himself does better than that. He's pledged to live on 18,000 pounds a year — that's less than 30,000 dollars — and to give the rest to those organizations. And yes, Toby is married and he does have a mortgage.

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They _____ how much of a difference they can make. But you don't have to be a billionaire. This is Toby Ord. He's a ________ fellow in philosophy at the University of Oxford. He became an effective altruist when he __________ that with the money that he was likely to earn throughout his career, an academic career, he could give enough to cure 80,000 people of blindness in __________ countries and still have enough left for a perfectly adequate standard of living. So Toby founded an ____________ ______ Giving What We Can to ______ this information, to unite people who want to share some of their income, and to ask people to pledge to give 10 percent of what they earn over their ________ to fighting global _______. Toby himself does better than that. He's pledged to live on 18,000 pounds a year — that's less than 30,000 dollars — and to give the rest to those organizations. And yes, Toby is married and he does have a mortgage.

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They worry how much of a difference they can make. But you don't have to be a billionaire. This is Toby Ord. He's a research fellow in philosophy at the University of Oxford. He became an effective altruist when he calculated that with the money that he was likely to earn throughout his career, an academic career, he could give enough to cure 80,000 people of blindness in developing countries and still have enough left for a perfectly adequate standard of living. So Toby founded an organization called Giving What We Can to spread this information, to unite people who want to share some of their income, and to ask people to pledge to give 10 percent of what they earn over their lifetime to fighting global poverty. Toby himself does better than that. He's pledged to live on 18,000 pounds a year — that's less than 30,000 dollars — and to give the rest to those organizations. And yes, Toby is married and he does have a mortgage.

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