So much gets written about effective altruism online that it can get hard to know where to start. So we have compiled an Effective Altruism Handbook to cover the main big ideas. If you get through these 24 minichapters, then you can consider yourself a budding expert on the philosophy and practice of effective philanthropy!
For those who prefer to click through online links, rather than books, most of the same essays from the Effective Altruism Handbook are also available online as follows:
- Dan Pallotta: “Efficiency” Measures Miss the Point
- Holden Karnofsky: How Not to Be a “White in Shining Armor”
- Toby Ord: The Moral Imperative Towards Cost-Effectiveness
- Scott Siskind: Efficient Charity: Do Unto Others…
- Katja Grace: Estimation Is the Best We Have
- Holden Karnofsky: GiveWell’s Top Charities for Giving Season 2013
- William MacAskill: To Save the World, Don’t Get a Job at a Charity; Go Work on Wall Street
- Carl Shulman: High Impact Science
- Ben Todd: How to Assess the Impact of a Career
- Peter Hurford: What Small Things Can an EA Do?
- Jonathan Courtney: The Value of Starting a Giving What We Can Chapter
- Peter McIntyre and Brenton Mayer: Should You Visit an EA Hub?
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