Three criteria can help assess whether rioting is defensible.
For Peter Singer's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
How should we weigh the benefits against the costs of unemployment, social isolation and widespread bankruptcies?
Wet markets, which sell and slaughter live animals, should be banned worldwide.
Living ethically involves helping people suffering in ways we could easily prevent. Many people seem to have taken that message to heart.
Reaching the summit of the world's tallest peak has become an immoral, personal act
A new study covering 40 countries provides solid evidence that people not nearly as dishonest as we tend to think.
Critics need to understand that very few people in need care about the color of the skin of those who are helping them or where they're from.
Japan's animal welfare regulations could halt the Taiji slaughter if Japanese law categorized dolphins as mammals instead of fish.
To rein in the Saudi regime, the West must not only stop selling it arms, but also stop filling its coffers.
In sharply unequal societies, elite universities receiving government funds can properly be expected to play a role in fostering social mobility.