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Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 13 April 2018 05:29:07AM 3 points [-]

This poll is an interesting case study in comparative advantage. It seems that around half of EAs would actually find it easier to work a nonprofit making $40K than earn to give with a salary of $160K and donate $80K. I'm guessing it has something to do with sensitivity to the endowment effect/loss aversion.

Comment author: Denkenberger 14 April 2018 02:43:08PM 0 points [-]

Thanks for the very useful link. I think this means if you are one of those people who are okay with donating 50%, and if you donate to one of the smaller organizations that is funding constrained, it really would be high impact.