Links from Last three months

EA Hotel with free accommodation and board for two years

[Posted about previously here and here ]   Overview Do you long to be free from material needs and be able to focus on the real work you want to do? I know I’ve certainly been in that situation a few times in the past, but instead have lost time... Read More

The EA Community and Long-Term Future Funds Lack Transparency and Accountability

The Effective Altruism Funds publicly launched February 2017 . During the first year of their operation, Henry Stanley has noted multiple   times  on the Effective Altruism Forum that the EA Funds granted money and updates on the EA Funds website very infrequently. Since then, the Global Health & Development... Read More

Ineffective entrepreneurship: post-mortem of Hippo, the happiness app that never quite was

  60 word summary: I spent two and half years trying to start a startup I thought might do lots of good. It failed. I explain what happened, how it went wrong and try to set out some relevant lessons for others. Main lesson: be prepared for the fact you... Read More

Announcing PriorityWiki: A Cause Prioritization Wiki

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. Locating and keeping up to date on all of the information in all every cause worthy of attention is time-consuming work, and a task we think is likely to be duplicated many times over by individuals and organizations.... Read More

EA Forum 2.0 Initial Announcement

At the request of Ryan Carey, who set up the EA Forum, CEA took over its running last year, as announced in this post . Here we give an update on what we plan to do with it. These are our initial thoughts - we’d welcome feedback on how they... 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

Leverage Research: reviewing the basic facts

Resources spent Leverage Research has now existed for over 7.5 years 1 Since 2011, it has consumed over 100 person-years of human capital. From 2012-16, Leverage Research spent $2.02 million, and the associated Institute for Philosophical Research spent $310k. 23 Outputs Some of the larger outputs of Leverage Research include: Work on Connection Theory: although... Read More

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

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

Problems with EA representativeness and how to solve it

An issue a lot of EAs have, but I think few have formalized in writing, is a concern with cause representation within the EA movement.  The basic idea behind representation is that the materials created or aimed at being part of the public-facing view of EA are in line with... Read More

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