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How much should you give?
According to the Peter Singer in his book "The Life You can Save", there are several steps that one can take to become a part of the solution to world poverty.
Singer first recommends visiting the book's website, for resources, but also to consider taking a pledge to meet his standard of giving. This pledge, Singer argues, increases the odds that you will give. Singer next argues that one should use those provided resources, to effectively decide which organization(s) to donate to.
One can use their last tax return to determine how much to give. Singer's standard is1% of net income. Singer next suggests deciding how much to donate, contending that even donating less money than his "standard" is undebatably still a good thing to do. Finally the author says that one should donate.
Singer further suggests taking steps to foster a culture of giving. He recommends using all available social networks to let others know that they, like you, can be a small part of the solution. This is to be done carefully, staying positive and completely avoiding the emotion of guilt (since cognitive dissonance is already quite high in discussions of charity). He also argues that one should suggest, to their employing institution, that they set up pay scheme in which employees can explicitly opt-out of giving 1% of their pre-tax income to charity. Writing a letter to one's local representative (to let them know you want your country's foreign aid directed to the world's poorest people only) is recommended by Singer.
Singer maintains that the last, important step of donating is to feel good about making a difference. He argues that too much guilt may result in inaction, dooming the poor.