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Giving Without Sacrifice: Income, Happiness, and the Low Cost of Charity

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Many people live in extreme poverty, and we would like to do as much as we can to help them. However, we might worry that making a significant contribution to the fight against global poverty requires great personal sacrifice. Andreas Mogensen (All Souls College, Oxford) will review empirical evidence on the relation between income, giving, and happiness, arguing that donating 10% of our income to those charities that most effectively aid the global poor is guaranteed to be less costly to our wellbeing than we expect, and may even be better from a self-interested perspective than spending our money on ourselves. A talk for anyone interested in doing a great amount of good in their life.

This talk is part of the Giving What We Can: Cambridge series.

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