Peter Singer Should Win an Oscar
For his performance as a visitor from another world in his recent essay in The Wall Street Journal. If I didn't know any better, I might actually think he's a being from a completely-different universe. For example, take the following brief quote
Perhaps a technological miracle is just around the corner, one that will enable everyone in the world to consume energy at something like the levels at which we consume it, without bringing about disaster for everyone. It isn't ethically defensible, however, to do nothing while hoping for a miracle, given that it will be others, not us, who suffer the gravest consequences if that miracle never arrives.He sure sounds like someone from a world with no U 235 in it.
It's amazing how he can ignore the fact that this “technological miracle” has already taken place. Yes, it can end global warming for less than the sacrifices Peter Singer is calling for.
I won't more than mention the fact that economic growth is the best anti-poverty program.
Addendum: There's a word for Peter Singer.