Are men more likely to attend EA London events? Attendance data, 2016-2018.

Summary Using EA London attendance data, David Nash and I found that women* are just as likely to attend one EA event as men. However, women are less likely to return to future EA events. Women and men are about equally likely to attend most learning-focused events, like talks and... Read More

Local Community Building Funnel and Activities - EA Geneva

  1. Intro This is the first post in a series on EA Geneva’s community building efforts. Links will be added with the publication of the other posts. Community building tactics (activities and engagement) Community building strategy (concepts and considerations) Measuring impact (goals and metrics) Organisational structure (decision-making and coordination)... Read More

Announcing WASR's Grants Competition

  [Cross-posting from the Wild-Animal Suffering Research (WASR) project - original post available here ] --- Our Focus The WASR project has two main research goals : To better understand wild-animal suffering; and To identify viable policies to reduce this suffering. Our research plan focuses on a variety of areas... Read More

Students for High-Impact Charity: 2018 Update

By Baxter Bullock, Catherine Low, David Moss and Tee Barnett Contents Summary Our Current Strategy Summary and Interpretation of Workshop Data Outreach Data Quantitative Survey Data Qualitative Results Conclusion Plans for Autumn 2018 and Beyond The following post details SHIC’s 2018 strategic shift, evidence gathered, and future plans. You can... Read More

Fish used as live bait by recreational fishermen

Summary Baitfish are small fish that are sold to recreational fishermen, who usually impale them on a hook and use them as live bait for bigger fish. In this article, I discuss why I think that lobbying for stricter baitfish regulations in the U.S. can be an effective intervention.  ... Read More

Representation for Future Generations in Sweden – a summary of our work so far

Written with Signe Savén, who has been especially involved in the full write-up.   Introduction Future generations don’t make it to the voting station. Because of this, their interests are poorly represented in current political systems. This post summarizes some work we have done in EA Sweden to better represent... Read More

EA Funds - An update from CEA

CEA sees the EA Funds platform  as a key piece of community infrastructure, not only for the convenience offered to donors who wish to give to one of the four managed Funds, but also for its ability to take tax deductible donations in the UK and US (the countries where the... Read More

Current Estimates for Likelihood of X-Risk?

In talking with people about the long-term future, I've found it to be extremely helpful to give an estimate for the percent chance humanity goes extinct by 2100 (or in 100 years). Right now, I say ~10% or 5-19%, and then say something like "it would be really nice if we could... Read More

When causes multiply

Preface: Searching for ‘the one true cause area’, or perhaps several of them, strikes me as a poor model of how cause prioritisation should be thought about. Much better is an emphasis on what the best allocation of resources to various cause areas looks like over time and what we... Read More

The Ethics of Giving part two: Christine Swanton on the Virtues of Giving

A review and critique of the second section of the volume The Ethics of Giving: Philosophers' Perspectives on Philanthropy , edited by Paul Woodruff, with an emphasis on issues relevant to the decision making of Effective Altruists. Christine Swanton is a virtue ethicist who applies a moral theory of "thick... Read More

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