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.
Understanding why people behave unselfishly
The effective altruism movement has the potential to create an aspirational anchor, which may change giving practices over time.
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