Part 1: The Effectiveness Mindset

Welcome to the EA Introductory Program! 

These eight "sequences" cover the most important ideas of effective altruism through articles, videos, and interactive exercises. We recommend reading the sequences in order, but you can also skip around to whatever seems interesting.

In the first sequence, we introduce the core principles of effective altruism; investigate the ways in which we can do good; come to terms with the tradeoffs we face in our altruistic efforts; and explore tools that can help us find unusually impactful opportunities.

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