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[Draft] Fighting Aging as an Effective Altruism Cause

Fighting Aging as an Effective Altruism Cause:  A Model of the Impact of the Clinical Trials  of Simple Interventions   Abstract: The effective altruism movement aims to save lives in the most cost-effective ways. In the future, technology will allow radical life extension, and anyone who survives until that time... Read More
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Excerpt from 'Doing Good Better': How Vegetarianism Decreases Animal Product Supply

Over the last few years I've seen debates among EA community members over whether one's economic choices as a vegetarian have any effect on the supply of animal meat produced in industry. This has always perplexed me, as Will MacAskill wrote in  Doing Good Better about the mechanism by which... Read More
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The person-affecting value of existential risk reduction

Introduction The standard motivation for the far future cause area in general, and existential risk reduction in particular, is to point to the vast future that is possible providing we do not go extinct (see Astronomical Waste ). One crucial assumption made is a 'total' or 'no-difference' view of population... Read More
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Comparative advantage in the talent market

The concept of comparative advantage is well known within the Effective Altruism community. For donations, it is reasonably well known and implemented, think of donor lotteries or donation trading across countries to take better advantage of tax exemptions. In this post I’m outlining how the idea of comparative advantage can... Read More
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UK Income Tax & Donations

For anyone donating their income, being aware of tax rules and making proper use of available deductions can result in significantly increased donations. There are some existing resources on US tax rules (e.g. Ben Kuhn's post ), but I hadn't come across any for UK tax rules yet.  So in the... Read More
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Compilation of 32 new(ish) 80,000 Hours research pieces for the effective altruist community

Here is a list of new 80,000 Hours content since we wrote our previous update  for this forum last September, in chronological order. Note that a lot of our new ideas now come out through  our podcast  - you can subscribe by searching for 80,000 Hours  in any podcasting app. Another way to stay up... Read More
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Review of CZEA "Intense EA Weekend" retreat

In March the members and friends of the Czech Association of Effective Altruism (CZEA) met for a weekend long intense retreat (you can read more about CZEA in this  post ). We would like to share our experience in case any EA group was interested in doing something similar. We also... Read More
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How to improve EA Funds

[Note: I've written about EA Funds before , but I believe there's enough new here to merit a separate post – and it comes as lots of Brits are deciding where to donate before the UK tax year ends.] I think EA Funds is an awesome idea – delegate the... Read More
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An Argument To Prioritize "Positively Shaping the Development of Crypto-assets"

(If you'd prefer to read/comment on this article in Google Docs, you can do that here ! Also, if you're interested, I'm giving a talk about this tomorrow: April 4th at 7pm. It's on the calendar here: http://www.bayrationality.com/calendar )   Hello reader!   The macro goal of this post is... Read More
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Descriptive Population Ethics and Its Relevance for Cause Prioritization

Summary Descriptive ethics is the empirical study of people's values and ethical views, e.g. via a survey or questionnaire. This overview focuses on beliefs about population ethics and exchange rates between goods (e.g. happiness) and bads (e.g. suffering). Two variables seem particularly important and action-guiding in this context, especially when trying... Read More

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