21 Aug '11, 12am

In a Tizzy About Tithing | Care2 Causes

In a Tizzy About Tithing | Care2 Causes

Written by bloggers for the Utne Reader . Toby Ord, an Australian philosophy researcher at the University of Oxford, is causing quite a stir — by giving away his money. Ord earns $52,000 a year and has promised to donate all of his post-tax earnings above $28,000 to fight global poverty. He has calculated that his personal giving could save as many as 2,100 lives. His wife, Bernadette Young, a physician, donates everything she earns above $40,000. Ord and Young are members of Giving What We Can, a philanthropic collective Ord founded about a year and a half ago, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 13, 2011). Made up primarily of academics — including bioethicist Peter Singer and political philosopher Thomas Pogge—the group has two primary rules, writes Don Troop: “Give generously, and give effectively.” But a story about their efforts didn’t sit right with read...

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