Miscellaneous

“Is Leaving Wall Street Immoral? Thoughts on Effective Altruism” by Michael Kling – Since charitable donations can vastly improve many lives, the author contemplates the morality of leaving a well-paying job on Wall Street. He describes hypothetical situations regarding effective altruism, referencing Peter Singer’s book The Most Good You Can Do and his TED talk. Kling also touches on issues pertaining to Wall Street, self interest, and more existential concerns such as global warming. (2015 blog post)

“S-Town is a stunning podcast. It probably shouldn’t have been made.” by Aja Romano – The author gives an overview of S-Town, a podcast produced by Brian Reed. In S-Town, John, a clock restorer living in Alabama, asks Reed to investigate a local murder before unexpectedly committing suicide. Most of the podcast delves into John’s private life, and although Romano praises the podcast for its emotional content, she raises questions concerning John’s privacy and the story’s overall message. (2017 opinion)