abierohrig

Communications Director @ Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research
706Joined Mar 2017

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Effective Altruism for Muslims

This is very exciting!!  Best of luck with your launch!

WWOTF: Is there an existing reading guide or reading group syllabus?

Thanks  Pablo and Aris!

Currently we don't have plans to do a WWOTF-specific reading group syllabus in time for the start of school, but I'd be excited about possibly working with you on one if you're interested — let's continue over email :) 

New Yorkers: take <5m to help reimburse kidney donors!

Yes it has!! 🎉 Thank you to all who contacted their assembly-member :) 

It still needs to be signed into law by Governor Hochul — I'll likely make another post soon about how to email her office to increase the likelihood of that happening. 

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25% off What We Owe The Future on Barnes and Noble through April 22! 

Hey all, if you use the discount code PREORDER25 on Barnes and Noble before April 22, you will get 25% off What We Owe The Future. The link is below: 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/what-we-owe-the-future-william-macaskill/1140658116?ean=9781541618626

Announcing What We Owe The Future

They do not count for the NYT bestseller list, but they do count for your respective national bestseller list

Announcing What We Owe The Future

The price is set by the publisher, so for now there's nothing we can do directly reduce the price of the book on Amazon, etc. (In the future, an EA publishing house could make sure EA books are priced more accessibly! See Fin Moorhouse's post here

In the coming months, we'll likely partner with bookstores to do pre-order discounts (eg. 25% off), and EA groups can use funding to purchase copies of the book for their members. So if pre-ordering now is price prohibitive, there will be other opportunities later on to pre-order. 

I feel anxious that there is all this money around. Let's talk about it

A quick note about the use of "bad faith criticisms" — I don't think it's the case that every argument against "taking money from internet billionaires" is bad faith, where bad faith is defined as falsely presenting one's motives, consciously using poor evidence or reasoning, or some other intentional duplicitousness.

 It seems perfectly possible for one to coherently and in good faith argue that EA should not take money from billionaires. Perhaps in practice you find such high-quality good faith takes lacking, but in any case I think it's important not to categorically dismiss them as bad faith. 

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