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[Comment] Offline: Something for the weekend

What did you do this past weekend? Perhaps you booked your summer vacation. Or dined out at a recently opened local restaurant. Or treated yourself to a small luxury. Isn’t that what weekends are for? A brief interlude in a busy (and likely stressed) life to rest and reward yourself (or others) for your week’s work. But were these purchases strictly necessary? Probably not. But then that’s the whole point. You earned your gift to yourself—a normal part of what it is to lead a modern life. But, according to the ethicist Peter Singer, possibly not a moral life.