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Peter Singer

Peter Singer

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Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, is Founder of the nonprofit organization The Life You Can Save. His books include Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason), Rethinking Life and Death, The Point of View of the Universe, co-authored with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, The Most Good You Can Do, Famine, Affluence, and Morality, One World Now, Ethics in the Real WorldWhy Vegan?, and Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction, also with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek. In April, W.W. Norton published his new edition of Apuleius’s The Golden Ass. In 2013, he was named the world's third "most influential contemporary thinker" by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.

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  1. Tax the Rich!
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    Tax the Rich!

    Oct 27, 2021 Peter Singer urges the upcoming G20 summit to approve a proposed minimum corporate rate, and to back a wealth tax as well.

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    The Trouble with Argentina

    Willem H. Buiter & Anne C. Sibert

    Although Argentina benefited somewhat from the pandemic-driven shift in global demand toward physical goods, its recovery has hardly been strong enough to offset other deficiencies. With inflation high and the real interest rate on its debt exceeding its trend real GDP growth, the country is still heading for a cliff.

    reject the claim that the country's fiscal deficits and sovereign-debt position have become more sustainable.
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    Inflation Remedies

    With the rate of price increases in the United States and the eurozone currently at multi-decade highs, many argue that central bankers have been asleep at the switch. But is rapid monetary-policy tightening necessarily the most appropriate response to the current inflationary surge, and how can economists better anticipate the next one?


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