Survey: Do You Give to Charity?


In the New York Times on Sunday, Peter Singer, philosopher and author of "The Way We Eat" discussed philanthropy. He looks at the Millenium Development Goalswhich include reducing poverty, child and maternal mortality, and improving access to safe drinking water. Economists estimated that the world should be donating $ 121 Billion this year. Singer goes on to do the math: Americans in the top 10% of the population, earning about $132K,, should donate 10%, or $13.2 K. Those in the top .1% should give 25% and those in the top .01% about 40%. If this happened, the millenium goals could be easily reached and everyone would still have lots of money to live on. Read the article here.