Hi - I am curious if this article has already been discussed or responded to. I couldn’t find anything through some basic forum searches. Or have the points within it been addressed elsewhere?


When Doing Good Goes Wrong: Reimagining Effective Altruism Using Equity- and Justice-based Approaches in Global Health and Development Aid

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Harrison Durland

May 02, 2022


Skimming through it, it doesn’t look like it adds anything new; it just recycles old objections like “[EAs are too stuck in their ivory tower to figure out what’s actually happening ‘on-the-ground,’ unlike anthropologists and similar researchers.]”

I can’t say where these points have been addressed, but I have to imagine they can all be found in some “FAQ/responses to frequent objections against EA” somewhere.

Thanks. I’ll do a search for “common objections” articles.

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Not to this specific article but this post seems relevant: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/dqFjPFHmgFEZpg8ua/what-makes-outreach-to-progressives-hard

Thank you, I did see that in going down the EA critiques rabbit hole. That thread was very helpful .