Policy Forum Pod

Peter Singer: doing good in the world of politics

Episode Summary

The words 'politics' and 'ethics' might be a bit jarring to read together in the same sentence. And yet, many politicians are in fact guided by a desire to make a positive impact in the world. So for those in the business of politics and policy, how can we best focus our efforts so we can be most effective in ‘doing good’? And what of the ethics of individuals in positions of immense political power, like the US President? On this week’s Policy Forum Pod, world-famous philosopher and ethicist Peter Singer discusses political ethics, Trump’s America, and the obligations of nation-states.

Episode Notes

The words 'politics' and 'ethics' might be a bit jarring to read together in the same sentence. And yet, many politicians are in fact guided by a desire to make a positive impact in the world. So for those in the business of politics and policy, how can we best focus our efforts so we can be most effective in ‘doing good’? And what of the ethics of individuals in positions of immense political power, like the US President? On this week’s Policy Forum Pod, world-famous philosopher and ethicist Peter Singer discusses political ethics, Trump’s America, and the obligations of nation-states.