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Reducing Wild Animal Suffering Literature Library: Original Research and Cause Prioritization

These reading modules are put together by the members of the group  Wild Animal Welfare Project Discussion  as part of the  RWAS Literature Library Project .  This series of articles and essays together lay out crucial considerations explaining and underpinning the reduction of wild animal suffering (RWAS) as a potential focus area for effective... Read More
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Reducing Wild Animal Suffering Literature Library: Consciousness and Ecology

These reading modules are put together by the members of the group  Wild Animal Welfare Project Discussion  as part of the  RWAS Literature Library Project .  This series of articles and essays together lay out crucial considerations explaining and underpinning the reduction of wild animal suffering (RWAS) as a potential focus area for effective... Read More
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Vox has a new department, Future Perfect, covering the world from an effective altruist perspective

Today, Vox launched a new vertical, Future Perfect, that is dedicated to approaching the world from an effective altruist perspective. I am one of the new staff writers Vox hired to help make this happen, and I want to invite you all to check out the launch. Future Perfect includes... Read More
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Announcing the EA Angel Group - Seeking EAs with the Time and Money to Evaluate and Fund Early-Stage Grants

Background In a previous post , Brendon Wong discussed how to improve the early-stage funding landscape in the EA community. His ideas strongly resonated with me, so I worked with Brendon to research and develop some of them into more concrete strategy. Historically, it appeared that early-stage EA projects were... Read More
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Double Crux prompts for Effective Altruists

At the most recent Effective Altruism Global in San Francisco, I presented CFAR's Double Crux technique for resolving disagreements.  For the "practice" part of the talk, I handed out a series of prompts on EA topics, to generate disagreements to explore. Several people liked the prompts a lot and asked... Read More
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Many EA orgs say they place a lot of financial value on their previous hire. What does that mean, if anything? And why aren't they hiring faster?

In our 2017  and 2018  surveys of EA organisation leaders, the median respondent reported being willing to forego very large amounts of additional donations to hold on to their recent hires - several hundred thousand dollars for a junior employee, and millions for a senior one.  However, commenters on this forum... Read More
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Relieving extreme physical pain in humans – an opportunity for effective funding

Pain relief as a potential EA cause area was explored by Lee Sharkey in an excellent EA Forum post in early 2017,  "Increasing Access to Pain Relief in Developing Countries - An EA Perspective" . It has also been addressed in an  article  by Peter Singer, and was one of... Read More
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Survey of EA org leaders about what skills and experience they most need, their staff/donations trade-offs, problem prioritisation, and more.

For the third year running we've surveyed leadership at EA organisations about a range of issues where their views might be relevant to EAs’ career decisions: What are the most pressing talent gaps in professional effective altruism in 2018? And which problems are most effective to work on? New survey... Read More
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Bottlenecks and Solutions for the X-Risk Ecosystem

This is a summary of a report we wrote to clarify the bottlenecks of the x-risk ecosystem in a pragmatic solution-oriented manner, outlining some of their top-level contours and possible solutions. The report focuses on what we consider to be the two current central bottlenecks: lack of senior talent and... Read More
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A Research Framework to Improve Real-World Giving Behavior

Cross-posted from The Life You Can Save's blog .   What’s the best way to “sell” the idea of good giving? The short answer is, nobody really knows.   Marketing has been used to sell just about everything, so it stands to reason that it should be possible to “sell”... Read More

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