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adamaero comments on Announcing the Effective Altruism Handbook, 2nd edition - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: adamaero  (EA Profile) 02 May 2018 08:09:14PM *  2 points [-]

As mentioned by others, the formatting is poor. I most like page 166 where a choice between a short and long video is given. Although, the spacing for the descriptions is odd. The book list is exactly what I want to see, but there is a period floating for 80k Hours, and no period for The Most Good You Can Do. Awesome content, but not something I would share with others. The formatting is just too inconsistent.


  • I wish there were some profile descriptions of real-world effective altruists, even one or two people who are only partially on board. I consider myself all for lessening global poverty and animal suffering. Although, I'm generally against taking action against wild animal suffering or supporting CS grad students.

  • I wish there were something about how absolute/extreme poverty is getting better fast, but there is still a lot of children and families suffering from the causes. Additionally, some mention of the significant decline:

40% in 1990

20% in 2010

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_poverty#/media/File:USAID_Projections.png

Comment author: Maxdalton 03 May 2018 08:48:54AM *  0 points [-]

Thanks for your feedback.

Thanks for catching that mistake, we'll fix that floating period, and the other errors that others have spotted. When you say "as mentioned by others", are you only referring to the comments above, or is there some discussion of this that I'm missing? It would be good to catch all of the mistakes!

Thanks for the suggestions on content. I'll have a think about whether it would be useful to include profiles somewhere.

Comment author: adamaero  (EA Profile) 03 May 2018 02:35:28PM 0 points [-]

JoshP's comment ~ which you took care of