Today over 1.4 billion people live in poverty. Climate change threatens rich and poor nations alike, yet consensus on a way forward remains elusive. Globalisation remains an ethical quagmire, and free trade is usually anything but. War and famine continue to plague the planet. Large scale agriculture is poisoning people and the environment. Ethical philosopher, and long time political activist, Peter Singer urges those of us in the affluent world to assume personal responsibility for the poor, for dying children, for animals and for the planet. In this session Sean Plunket asks Singer and financial journalist/social commentator Rod Oram what it means here in New Zealand - a country committed to agriculture, the exchange rate and owning a bit of God's Own. This session asks how we as a global community can create our future, and how we might do that responsibly. (dakvid)
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