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Memetic Tribes and Culture War 2.0 (Article Discussion)

Here's a great (and long, 40min) article that maps the Western cultural space: Memetic Tribes and Culture War 2.0 . Effective Altruism is part of the mapping, under the label "Rationalist Diaspora". The authors write: Rationalist Diaspora:   Incubated on Overcoming Bias and LessWrong, this is an observer tribe in the culture war.... Read More
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EA Survey 2018 Series: Community Demographics & Characteristics

EA Survey 2018 Series: Community Demographics & Characteristics Summary   The EA survey provides an annual snapshot of the EA community. Although it does not sample randomly from all effective altruists, it does provide an important glimpse at demographic attributes among those who have taken the survey. From these respondents,... Read More
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Better models for EA development: a network of communities, not a global community

Intro Whenever this post mentions ‘we’, it refers to EA Geneva. This article aims to contribute to developing a better understanding of ‘community building’. It is the result of many discussions indicating that some considerations regarding terminology, professionalization, and group dynamics have not yet been sufficiently talked about or documented.... Read More
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Berkeley REACH Supporters Update: September 2018

https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/zevenyZ4NNktwC2Xu/berkeley-reach-supporters-update-september-2018
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Is it better to be a wild rat or a factory farmed cow? A systematic method for comparing animal welfare.

TLDR : We looked at a lot of different systems to compare welfare and ended up combining a few common ones into a weighted animal welfare index (or welfare points for short). We think this system captures a broad range of ethical considerations and should be applicable across a wide... Read More
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EA Grants applications are now open

I’m announcing that the Centre for Effective Altruism’s (CEA) EA Grants project has now been reopened for public applications. If you have a project that you think is worth funding, you can fill out our short application here . Applications close on Sunday, October 14. We expect to run regular... Read More
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Giving What We Can is still growing at a surprisingly good pace

Giving What We Can (GWWC) used to have a graph on its site showing how its membership had grown over time. After a website redesign about a year ago it was removed for technical reasons and bringing it back hasn’t yet hit the top of the tech team’s list of... Read More
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500 Million, But Not A Single One More

(Originally published Dec 9 2014 on  https://blog.jaibot.com/500-million-but-not-a-single-one-more/ ) We will never know their names. The first victim could not have been recorded, for there was no written language to record it. They were someone’s daughter, or son, and someone’s friend, and they were loved by those around them. And they... Read More
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Islands as refuges for surviving global catastrophes

Our paper "Islands as refuges for surviving global catastrophes" is published  in Foresight. The preprint is here .   This article continues a series of articles which explore the  plan B of global risks mitigation which is an attempt to survive a possible global catastrophe (where plan A is prevention, and plan... Read More
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EA needs a cause prioritization journal

It's about time that someone started publishing a journal for cause prioritization arguments. It may have open peer review or a traditional formal process, it may come from a reputable academic press or it may be an in-house thing with zero credibility to the outside world, it may publish regular... Read More

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