Louise Story explains how the feds come up with these numbers. And to help us understand whether it's really possible to place monetary value on human life is Peter Singer, philosopher and Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University.
In Australian philosopher Peter Singer's latest book, he argues that we have a moral obligation to help the world's poor. The book is called 'The Life You Can Save.'
Wrapped up as we are in our current recession, it's hard for many to think about giving to charity. But Professor Peter Singer says that it is our ethical duty to give to charity even, maybe especially, now. He joins The Takeaway.