Charitable decisions are hard to make.
What People are Saying
The Giving Games on this website should stimulate people to think about what they contribute to the solution of real ethical problems that we all face. Nor are they just games - playing them has real practical consequences that will change lives. The games can be used for a variety of causes, and show our ability to contribute to make a difference. They are also a fascinating social experiment in learning and in changing behavior.
Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University (Bio). Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
I don’t think that people should be giving every single penny to charity and constantly be thinking about people in need, but I do think that when consciousness arises you do have an obligation to give to people, if you feel like you are able. Which I feel we are, considering our budget and other things… We don’t think about charity every single day of our lives, obviously. But, our consciousness has been, I don’t know, "awakened"… We’re thinking about it now, and why would we think about charity and then decide not to [give where it will have the most impact]?
-Giving Game Player
Excerpted from a Giving Game discussion. See more player quotes here.