Ineffective Altruism

Effective Altruism (EA) is a movement that promotes an analytical approach for helping others. Instead of “doing what feels right”, the emphasis is on “finding the very best causes to work on” or “doing the most good in our lives”.

Here is a short introduction to EA by Peter Singer and here a longer TED Talk about the topic.

The words to highlight here are “best” and “most”. It is not sufficient to do good: You should do the most good.

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