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Apply to be an EAGx Event Director

It would be a commitment up to when you actually run the event - I'm pretty sure dates are up to the individual organisers.

Why Effective Altruists Should Use a Robo-Advisor

You could appeal to the efficient market hypothesis to justify yourself here i reckon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efficient-market_hypothesis

2AGB6yTo be clear, the efficient-market hypothesis says nothing about economic growth: as I understand it the demographics of the US relative to Japan in particular are a good reason to expect higher growth in the US over the long term. What it says is that facts such as that (which are widely known and understood) should already be accounted for in stock prices, and so you shouldn't be able to get an 'easy win' by betting on such trends.
Five books to make you super effective

Nice list - I'm a bit addicted to this genre, so I've grabbed a couple of those i haven't seen before.

My top 2 at the moment are "Getting Things Done" and "So Good They Can't Ignore You"

EA is the best choice I've ever made

Great to hear your backstory Peter!

I find it hard to explain to others (and sometimes even hard to fully understand myself) how in some basic sense earning to give (and EA involvement more generally) is an entirely fulfilling (and in some strange way selfish) pursuit. I can't imagine I would be happier or feel like i had a richer life if I spent more money on myself. Nice how these things work out eh!

Effective Altruism at Your Work

Thanks for the encouraging post Jeff. I've struggled to find ways to let my coworkers know about EA without feeling hesitant for the reasons you've pointed out above. Have started getting involved with my work's philanthropic arm, but i also feel a bit conflicted with being involved in promoting some pretty average local Australian charities (since this is what the company does currently).

Thanks Ryan! this looks fantastic.