Choosing Altruism: EA

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Introduction to Effective Altruism - Centre for Effective Altruism. A brief primer on EA (Effective Altruism).

Doing Good Better - William MacAskill. An introduction to EA by one of its leading figures.

13 Articles That Might Change Your Life - Tyler Alterman. A curated list of EA and long-termist posts.

EA Concept Map - Conceptual overview of the EA space.

The Most Good You Can Do - Peter Singer. One of the first books on Effective Altruism themes.

Fear And Loathing at Effective Altruism - Scott Alexander. A tongue-in-cheek account of an EA conference.

Criticism of EA Criticism Contest - Zvi Mowshovitz. Critiques an EA contest to constructively criticize EA.

The 80’s Futurist Movement & It’s Lessons for Today’s Idealists - Robert Wilbin. Summarizing an interview with Christine Peterson on 80’s futurist influences on today’s EA.

Global Priorities Project Research Agenda - Hilary Greaves, William MacAskill. Overview of EA-focused research priorities.

Rationality: From AI to Zombies - Eliezer Yudkowsky. Especially relevant to EA are the chapters on Purchase Warm Fuzzies and Utils Separately, and Money: The Unit of Caring, Helpless Individuals. 

You Have a Set Number of Weirdness Points, Spend Them Wisely - Peter Wildeford. “If we have a notion of weirdness as a kind of currency that we have a limited supply of, we can spend it wisely, without looking like a crank.”

Evaluating Hard-To-Measure Projects From An Effective Altruism Perspective - Foresight Institute. Workshop recording on how to possibly include early-stage scientific projects into the EA cause prioritization framework. 

Centre for Effective Altruism - CEA Youtube Channel.

Centre for Effective Altruism - Helps to grow and maintain the EA movement.

EA Newsletter - EA Newsletter archive and sign-up.

EA Hub - Hub for projects, people, and news on EA.

Open Philanthropy Project - Through research and grantmaking, we hope to learn how to make philanthropy go especially far in terms of improving lives.

80 000 Hours - We’re here to give you the information you need to find that fulfilling, high-impact career. Our advice is all free, tailored for talented graduates, and based on five years of research alongside academics at Oxford. Especially the 80,000 Hours Podcast is worth listening to for staying up to date on EA topics.

GiveWell - Searches for the charities that save or improve lives the most per dollar.

Legal Priorities Project - Independent, global research project founded by researchers from Harvard University. We conduct and support legal research that tackles the world’s most pressing problems – we call this “legal priorities research.”

Foundational Research Institute - Our mission is to identify cooperative and effective strategies to reduce involuntary suffering. We believe that in a complex world where the long-run consequences of our actions are highly uncertain, such an undertaking requires foundational research.

Happier Lives Institute - Conducts and promotes clear, useful, and rigorous research into how best to measure and increase global well-being.

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