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BetterPod: William MacAskill explains what we owe the future

William MacAskill’s What We Owe the Future is a new and important argument for why we should care about the future of humanity.

If you’ve been listening to BetterPod over the last few months, it won’t come as a surprise that we think future people matter. So we were very excited when we heard that William MacAskill, one of the most important philosophers working today, had written a book arguing for longtermism – effectively, why we should, and how we can, act today for a better tomorrow.

MacAskill’s What We Owe the Future is only just out but it’s already shaping ethical debates around the world. Stephen Fry called it “a book of great daring, clarity, insight and imagination”, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt said he was moved to tears by its optimism.

William MacAskill wants to change how you think about tomorrow – and how you act today… on this episode of BetterPod he tells us why.

BetterPod is brought to you by The Big Issue’s Future Generations team. Through the Future Generations team, we offer a platform for exciting young journalists from underrepresented backgrounds to address the biggest issues facing us today.

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