Tags Portal

This page displays a list of articles in the EA Forum Wiki. 

Some of these articles are also tags that can be added to posts, so that people can find posts on certain topics. You can upvote or downvote a tag for a given post to move it higher or lower in the list of posts on that tag's page.

Tags were announced in this post. Discussions on proposals for new tags are found here.

This page has three sections:

  • Article Portal - selected articles, sorted by the Forum's moderators
  • Tag Details - tags listed in order of usage frequency, with descriptions and top posts
  • Tags List - alphabetical list of all existing tags

More information on the Wiki:

  • The Wiki FAQ explains the basics, including how to structure an article.
  • The style guide explains our formatting conventions. But don't worry too much about this if it would slow you down a lot — we'd rather have unformatted content than no content.
  • If you want to suggest a change to the article portal (e.g. a different sorting system, or a particular article that should be moved), send a message to Aaron Gertler. He knows the portal is a mess right now, and he appreciates feedback.

 

Cause Areas

Problems people work on, and concepts related to those problems.

Global Health and Development

Global Catastrophic Risk (other)

Animal Welfare

Movement Building

Other causes

Global Catastrophic Risk (artificial intelligence)

Other Concepts

Concepts that apply to multiple causes, or the entire project of trying to do more good.

Moral Philosophy

Long-Term Risks and Flourishing

Decision Theory and Rationality

Economics and Finance

Politics, Policy, and Culture

Other

Career choice

Effective Giving

ORGANIZATIONS

Charities and other organizations that work on popular EA cause areas, or otherwise have some connection to the movement.

Global Development

Animal Welfare

Artificial Intelligence

Long-Term Risks / Flourishing

EA Community / Fundraising

Highly Ineffective Charities

Other / Multiple Areas

PEOPLE

Notable figures associated with the EA community, or with popular ideas in the community.

Charity Research 

Computer Science

Politics and Policy

Philanthropy

EA Community

Economics 

Other Sciences

Other

 

Philosophy

META + COMMUNITY

Posts about the EA community or the EA Forum, and posts with resources for people who want to do high-impact work. (This is a vague category, and we could see this table changing a lot.)

EA Forum 

Criticism

Personal

Resources

EA Culture

Moods

OTHER

A hodgepodge of other posts that don't fit into the above categories. (This is a vague category, and we could see this table changing a lot.)

Events

Projects

Books and Other Media

Communities

History of Effective Altruism

   
 

Tag Details

The Community tag covers posts about the EA community, as well as applying EA in one's personal life. The tag also applies to posts about the Forum itself, since this is a community space.

An existential risk is a risk that threatens the destruction of humanity’s longterm potential (Bostrom 2016; Ord 2020a). Existential risks might include natural risks such as those posed by asteroids or super-volcanoes as well as novel technological risks like mishaps resulting from synthetic biology or artificial intelligence. Experts remain uncertain about the absolute probability of existential risks.

Cause prioritization refers to efforts to find the most important causes to work on and compare interventions across different areas, so that we can do as much good as possible with the resources available to us. This tag is for posts relevant to cause prioritization.

Farmed Animal Welfare posts discuss ideas and interventions related to improving the welfare of farmed animals. For discussion of animals that aren't farmed by humans, see the Wild Animal Welfare tag.

Career choice is a crucial decision in the life of most individuals. People spend more time on their jobs than on any other activity besides sleep—about 80,000 hours over the course of a typical life (MacAskill 2014: 269). Choosing the right career, therefore, may be one of the most impactful things an altruistically-motivated person can do.

All Tags (267)

China (35)
Humor (11)
ITN (16)
Law (19)
Space (21)
Video (16)
Wikis (13)