When Ord first started Giving What We Can, he assumed that the altruism part of his message would be harder to push than the effective part: he thought it would be difficult to convince people to give more money, because that involved sacrifice, but easy to convince them to redirect their money to better charities, because who would not want to do more good with their money? It turned out that people were not so rational, and in fact the reverse was true: it was quite easy to persuade people to give more money if you moved them emotionally, but persuading them to abandon causes that they had believed in for years was very hard. It was easier for him to convert logical types who had never thought much about charity than it was to change the minds of longtime do-gooders. When Ord talked about his ideas in public, he tried to avoid imposing guilt – he believed that making people feel guilty did not get you anywhere. He told people instead that giving away money was an exciting … [Read more...] about Extreme altruism: should you care for strangers at the expense of your family?
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Commenting on the award, Rhonda said, "I am very honoured to be recognised alongside all the inspirational and visionary women at the Women of The Future Awards. It inspires me to carry on shaping the Proptech industry to create a better future for all, especially for the most important asset in their lives - their homes and property investments." … [Read more...] about Singapore PropTech Founder Rhonda Wong Clinches Women of the Future South-East Asia Award for Property, Infrastructure and Construction Category
Renegotiate meal coupon component in salaryHowever, the leeway has not been extended to meal coupons or vouchers for free food and non-alcoholic beverages that many employees receive as part of their remuneration. “This component will continue to be taxable in the new regime. The tax would be would the same as on regular salary. Therefore, it is better to convert meal coupons to regular pay,” says Karan Batra, CEO and Founder, Chartered Club.You can negotiate with your employer to pay an equivalent sum as part of your regular salary instead. However, before that, review your meal cards’ terms and conditions and acceptability across merchants to ascertain their utility. Given that a partial lockdown continues in several big cities in India, you would do well to focus specifically on acceptability of these cards on e-commerce platforms before taking the final call. … [Read more...] about New tax regime: Now claim exemptions on daily travel and conveyance allowances
The Gabonese international established himself as one of the finest playmakers in German football during a three-season spell with Borussia Dortmund. When Arsenal signed him for £56m in January 2018, they expected the same from him. And it is fair to say he has lived up to every bit of hype despite the Gunners having a turbulent time meanwhile. Since his arrival in England, he has scored second-most goals in the league. The north London side’s position could have been worse this season if not for his 17 league goals. … [Read more...] about Timo Werner next? Premier League’s four other most expensive signings from Bundesliga
Lamda, which first outlined its plan in 2013, has said it will spend about 2 billion euros in the first five years of an estimated 25-year construction phase, building two skyscrapers for offices and a hotel, and about 800 residences and a park. … [Read more...] about Greece starts clearing ground for Athens property plan after long delay