Bob Lewis Posted 7 months ago Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism Priyanka, I would agree with much of what you said. If you want to look into the investments that help to fund the Gates philanthropy you'll find the same thing. I wouldn't write him off as much as you did - although I was surprised that someone with his philosophical credentials hadn't probed his own ideas a little more deeply. However, if you want to see shallow and patronizing, watch Melinda Gates saying how charities could learn so much from Coca Cola. There are still a lot of really wonderful and inspiring TED talks, but increasingly I'm seeing, if not actual dreck, then at least talks that were too short and weren't really well thought out. I give money to various anti-business and anti-government organizations and I give money directly to street people.