Why we can and must try to answer the question: What charities do the most good?
Understanding why people behave unselfishly
The superficially enticing “logic” of effective altruism ultimately leads to a moralistic, hyper-rationalistic, top-down approach to philanthropy that can kill the very altruistic spirit it claims to foster.
The effective altruism movement has the potential to create an aspirational anchor, which may change giving practices over time.
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Pushing back against efforts that are likely to lead to disappointment, and three ways we might reframe the initiative.