I'm wondering if any EAs have considered funding mass media campaigns in the United States or other wealthy nations?
While this intervention may not seem appealing to EAs at first glance, I'm asking because:
- Mass media campaigning in developing nations is increasingly receiving attention from EAs. See: Development Media International.
- GiveDirectly, a longtime EA favorite, has begun giving grants to U.S. residents. This and increasingly EA interest in funding American politics indicate a willingness to make compromises (like decreasing impact/dollar) to benefit Americans.
- There's some evidence that U.S.-based mass media campaigns like The Real Cost may be pretty effective.