Criticism of effective altruism

Hi all! I recommend using the Criticism of the effective altruism community tag for posts that primarily criticize (or discuss criticism of) the EA community, behaviors, and dynamics, but using the Criticism of effective altruism tag for criticisms of core ideas in EA, since many criticisms of the community are not criticisms of EA itself. I created the "Criticism of the EA community" tag a while ago but have noticed that many people are still not using it.

Applied to EA and the United Nations by Lizka at 2mo

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.