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Lauren Bush: Follow These Steps to End World Hunger

Lauren Bush and FEED team visiting the Muganza Primary School in Muganza, southern Rwanda.
Lauren Bush Source: FEED

Nearly 12 years have passed since I heard a lecture by Peter Singer, then my professor of ethics at Princeton University, that changed the way I think about philanthropy. The moral quandary he posed became the motivation behind my life’s work. “Imagine you are walking by a lake with no one else in sight,” Singer asked. “And there is a child who will drown if you don’t act. Do you jump in and save him, ruining your new clothes in the process? Or do you continue walking?”

Everyone in my class agreed that the value of new clothes was exponentially less than that of a human life, and that the passer-by

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2017/01/20

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