Criticism of effective altruism

The criticism of effective altruism tag covers critical discussion of ideas, behaviors or constraints that exist in multiple parts of the EA movement (as opposed to criticism focused on a specific organization, person, or cause area).

Further reading

Kuhn, Ben (2013) A critique of effective altruism, Ben Kuhn’s Blog, December 2.

McMahan, Jeff (2016) Philosophical critiques of effective altruism, The Philosophers’ Magazine, vol. 73, pp. 92–99.

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2019) Vitalik Buterin on effective altruism, better ways to fund public goods, the blockchain’s problems so far, and how it could yet change the world, 80,000 Hours, September 3.

Zhang, Linchuan (2021) The motivated reasoning critique of effective altruism, Effective Altruism Forum, September 14.

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