The Centre for Effective Altruism is hiring to fill five roles in research, operations and outreach

The Centre for Effective Altruism , the group behind 80,000 Hours , Giving What We Can , the Global Priorities Project , Effective Altruism Outreach, and to a lesser extent The Life You Can Save and Animal Charity Evaluators , is looking to grow its team with a number of ...Read More

Upcoming Meetups 5

Meetups coming up this fortnight are: London Effective Altruism House-warming 29 Nov 2014 20:00 La Place, Utrecht, Rijnkade 5 30 Nov 2014 14:00 Sunday Assembly Melbourne , Doing Good Better presentation 30 Nov 2014 11:00 Queen's Building, University of Bristol 04 Dec 2014 17:00 La Place, Utrecht, Rijnkade 5 07 ...Read More

Expected value estimates you can take (somewhat) literally

Summary A geometric interpretation of tail divergence offers a pseudo-robust mechanism of quantifying the expected 'regression to the mean' of a cost effectiveness estimate (i.e. expected value given estimated value). With caveats, this seems to be superior to current attempts at guestimation and 'calling the bottom' of anticipated regression to ...Read More

When should an Effective Altruist be vegetarian?

Crossposted from Meteuphoric I have lately noticed several people wondering why more Effective Altruists are not vegetarians. I am personally not a vegetarian because I don't think it is an effective way to be altruistic. As far as I can tell the fact that many EAs are not vegetarians is ...Read More

EARadio: A New Podcast for Effective Altruists

EARadio is a new podcast made up of material relevant to effective altruists. There are a lot of great talks online, such as those from the 2013 Effective Altruism Summit and Giving What We Can . But this content is spread out over multiple websites and often available only as ...Read More

Why long-run focused effective altruism is more common sense

If you set out to maximise the welfare of people alive today, treating them all equally, you’ll end up doing some pretty weird things. Who’d have thought “doing the most good” boiled down to handing out cash to poor Kenyan farmers? When people see effective altruists focused on cash transfers, ...Read More

An interactive webpage showing how to donate to effective charities tax-deductibly in any country

I’ve built a webpage which lets people select their country from a dropdown menu and then clearly see which GiveWell-recommended charities are tax-deductible in their country, and click through to donate via the best method. (It’ll show this for the new recommendations as soon as they’re announced around December 1st ...Read More

Open thread 5

Welcome to the fifth open thread on the Effective Altruism Forum. This is our place to discuss relevant topics that have not appeared in recent posts.

Happy Birthday, Giving What We Can!

Giving What We Can recently celebrated its 5th birthday . It's not much of a party if no-one external congratulates you, so here we go: Happy Birthday, GWWC! It's pretty impressive how much GWWC has grown since those early days . Here's a chart of total membership, which I've put ...Read More

Kidney donation is a reasonable choice for effective altruists and more should consider it

This article was written by Thomas Kelly and Josh Morrison [1] , who asked me to format and post it on the Forum. It makes a detailed case which I'd encourage people to read - it's made me seriously consider donating, since I hadn't realised the health costs were so ...Read More

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