Hauke Hillebrandt: International agreements to spend percentage of GDP on global public goods

by EA Global1 min read21st Nov 2020No comments

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International relationsPolicyGlobal governanceGlobal health and developmentExistential risk
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Hauke Hillebrandt reviews international agreements to spend a percentage of GDP on public goods such as aid (0.7%), defence (NATO’s 2% target), R&D, global governance, etc. He shows how these agreements interact with priorities in effective altruism because they are large in scale, solve (global) public good dilemmas, and relate to differential technological development. Finally, he argues that we should advocate for a new international agreement to spend 1% of GDP on global risk reduction.

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