Just FYI, I can't find 80k or FHI etc.
Here are some 'EA' related quotes I have collected - not sure if any are useful for your particular case, but figured it was best to share them anyway!
There is no greater satisfaction for a just and well-meaning person than the knowledge that he has devoted his best energies to the service of the good cause.
— Albert Einstein...
He is the most beloved of God who does most good to God’s creatures.
— Muhammad (c. 570-632 A.D.)...
There are no catastrophes that loom before us which cannot be avoided; there is nothing that threatens us with imminent destruction in such a fashion that we are helpless to do something about it. If we behave rationally and humanely; if we concentrate coolly on the problems that face all of humanity, rather than emotionally on such nineteenth century matters as national security and local pride; if we recognize that it is not one’s neighbors who are the enemy, but misery, ignorance, and the cold indifference of natural law—then we can solve all the problems that face us. We can deliberately choose to have no catastrophes at all.
Cicero wrote: "The best Armour of Old Age is a well spent life preceding it; a Life employed in the Pursuit of useful Knowledge, in honourable Actions and the Practice of Virtue; in which he who labours to improve himself from his Youth, will in Age reap the happiest Fruits of them."
Thanks Jason, that's really useful context! I have some related interested in building better networks and processes for crafting mutually beneficial arrangements between people paid to publish (i.e., academics) and those who are paid only to do the research but will gain from getting it published (i.e., practice based researchers). It is pretty much a scaled up version of what you did with Bob. I am exploring a few options now and I hope to have more to report in the future.
Thanks for these! I really enjoy them.
Thank you for this extremely detailed and interesting work! Are you planning to publish some or all of these write ups in academic journals? I think that this sort of work could potentially have a somewhat increased impact on relevant future decisions and behaviours (e.g., what to fund/research/implement as policy) if credibly packaged within a peer reviewed academic publication. It might also add more credibility to RP outside of EA contexts.
Thanks for writing this up Edo! We are are definitely thinking along similar lines and should talk more about this some time!
In short, I think that EA should start to actively seek to influence academic research and funding norms as a means to ensuring that this industry produces more socially relevant research and rhetoric that will influence key decision makers.
I think that EA can do this by creating lots of academic evidence (e.g., credible 'published' research) and some of which will just involve amplifying existing work (e.g., converting high quality EA research into academic paper format).
This will require collaboration and co-design on mutually beneficial projects between academics (who can and want to publish research but often lack good data collection opportunities) and practitioners (who often have good data and benefit from publishing, but lack the ability or incentives to justify that effort). Happy to unpack that a bit more in the future when I have more time!
Amazing work! Donation bundling is a really great application of temptation bundling and I can see how it could really accelerate the adoption of effective giving. I am also really excited to see you translating your research into practice. Some quick thoughts:
(and then I wrote a short essay - sorry - no need to respond to any/all of that but I hope some of it is useful!)
Hey Lincoln and Ben, thanks so much for taking the time to share your knowledge. I am on my phone so this is going to be a short question/post.
Based on your interest in remote work I wanted to ask if you have any suggestions for optimising the performance of organisations and teams who are all remote/hybrid workers?
1- This will probably be more common post covid19.
2- It is already common in EA related collaborations and organisations.
Judging from some of the comments below there may be blog posts from Ben that I missed. If so, I'd be happy with a quick response and links to anything deeper! Thanks!
Great work Jack! Really excited to see this!
Thank you for writing this up. I strongly agree with this basic idea/approach (though that was based on a quick scan so I may not agree on all the details). As an organiser, I experienced a lot of people asking me about local jobs they might do and I didn't have easy answers.
Longer term I would like if there was something like the 80K jobs board (perhaps posted by 80k), but with a filter to focus in on specific regional areas. Perhaps this could be something where the local EA leads would provide the data and 80k would still do the broadcast (best to keep everything centralised, I think).
I like the google sheet you developed.
It might be good to see if you can get a few other group leads to do something similar to your sheet and collectively track the community response.
Anyway, that's all I have time to contribute for now. Keep up the great work!