Kristof (again!) has a nice blog post about the tradeoff between consuming things we think we want, at the expense of not giving to charities to help people who struggle for basic needs. Very much like Peter Singer's famous lake analogy. Anyhow, also interesting to note that the recipient of the donation Kristof mentioned, The Hunger Project, is one of our partners. We are in the middle of doing a randomized trial to evaluate their effectiveness. It is a long term study, so no results to share as of yet, but here is the link to the project page.
January 24, 2010