28 – Effective Altruism

Being effective vs. feeling good. EA is a big topic, this is really just an intro for the uninitiated.

The Life You Can Save, by Peter Singer (and the inspired-by website)

Money: The Unit of Caring, by Eliezer Yudkowsky

Nobody is Perfect, Everything is Commensurate, by Scott Alexander

What Is The Greatest Good? – an EA profile in The Atlantic, wherein they refer to EA as “generosity for nerds” (Which is one of the ways you can tell it’s better than pleb generosity. 😉 – Eneasz)

GiveWell.org, probably the best-known site for evaluating charity effectiveness. They are the source of the oft-cited ~$3000 = one life saved statistic (based on the effectiveness of their top-rated charity, the Against Malaria Foundation)

Giving What We Can – where you can make the 10% pledge, in addition to getting more info

80,000 Hours – making a difference via your career by putting your comparative advantage to the best use.

2017 AI Risk Literature Review and Charity Comparison – We briefly discussed the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and it’s possible relationship to Effective Altruism. This article is an in-depth analysis of some aspects of that topic.

Center For Effective Altruism

Effective Altruism.org

Animal Charity Evaluators

The Salvation Army – :/ at best

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