People often debate the value of movement growth in effective altruism.

It may seem that, in order for the effective altruism movement to do as much good as possible, the movement should aim to grow as much as possible. However, there are risks to rapid growth that may be avoidable if we aim to grow more slowly and deliberately. For example, rapid growth could lead to a large influx of people with specific interests/priorities who slowly reorient the entire movement to focus on those interests/priorities.

There could also be downsides to growing larger even if that's done slowly and deliberately. For example, it may increase the difficulties of altruistic coordination....

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