This is a linkpost for https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/09/defective-altruism/
Curious to see any specific rebuttals of Robinson's points here as this piece does not seem to have been posted and is one of the most thorough assessments of EA by a non-EA community member that I've seen.
Can you give an example of a point or points in there you found compelling?
That article looks like the usual "utilitarianism is bad" stuff (an argument which predates EA by a long time and has seen little progress in recent times) combined with some strong mood affiliation and straightforward misunderstandings of economic thinking to me.
Here's one, from philosophy student 'Bentham's Bulldog'.
You might be interested in the discussion here https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/TGFWNKTRkDE6BJ73n/defective-altruism-article-in-current-affairs-magazine#NGcHsK8aDup8EdPc6
Thanks, I had missed it. The search here doesn't sort by date.