Accidental harm

Wikipedia (2021)(2002) Unintended consequences, Wikipedia, October 1 (updated 20 April 2021).
See in particular, "Unexpected drawbacks" and "Perverse results", not "Unintended benefits".

Hilton, Samuel (2019) Managing risk in the EA policy space, Effective Altruism Forum, December 9.

Managing risk in the EA policy space, Effective Altruism Forum, December 9.

Aird, Michael (2020) Information hazards and downside risks, LessWrong, February 18.

Dalton, Max & Jonas Volmer (2018) How to avoid accidentally having a negative impact with your project, Effective Altruism Global, October 27.

Wiblin, Robert & Howie Lempel (2018) Ways people trying to do good accidentally make things worse, and how to avoid them - Rob Wiblin and Howie Lempel (for , 80,000 Hours)Hours, 2018October 16.

Wikipedia (2021) How to Avoid Accidentally Having a Negative Impact with your ProjectUnintended consequences - Max Dalton and Jonas Vollmer, 2018

Information hazards and downside risks - Michael Aird, 2020

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unintended_consequences (in, Wikipedia.
See in particular, "Unexpected drawbacks" and "Perverse results", not "Unintended benefits").

Managing risk in the EA policy space, Effective Altruism Global, December 9.

I added a Further reading section containing the things I'd earlier collected in a shortform: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/EMKf4Gyee7BsY2RP8/michaela-s-shortform?commentId=GLJdSeFpLQhg6p8cK 

But:

  • We haven't yet decided whether the EA Wiki should have Further reading sections, or just put all of that in a Bibliography, or do something else
  • I didn't take the time to format these properly
  • The order I used is arbitrary

So the idea is that this is a useful starting point that can be adjusted later.

4Pablo5moThanks. Don't worry about formatting.

Accidental harm is harm resulting from unforeseen effects of attempts to do good.

Created by Aaron Gertler at 9mo