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Thread for discussing critical review of Doing Good Better in the London Review of Books

Pretty late to the party, but here are some thoughts.

I think one point that Amia might be making is a criticism of EA's culture. Amia seems to think that EA has a pro-political-status-quo culture. While EA people seem to share a number of basic assumptions about the world, an account of 'how power works' (that Amia would find acceptable) is not one of them. There is no prevailing attitude that capitalist political institutions are the root cause of a number of the world's most serious problems. Given Amia's political commitments, I think her view is that a... (read more)