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Rational Politics Project

Brief Summary : There have been a number of concerns expressed in the EA Forum following the recent election about the role of EA in politics, such as about fundamental research on politics and policy as an EA issue, as well as specific concerns about Trump's election, especially in terms... Read More
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Accomplishments Open Thread - August 2016

Sharing about your good deeds helps inspire other people to do good and advances the EA movement ( 1 , 2 ). After all, so many of our good deeds occur in private. You can have a really bigger impact if you speak up!     So p lease share... Read More
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Promoting Effective Giving at Conferences via Speed Giving Games

Conferences provide a high-impact opportunity to promote effective giving . This is the broad take-away from an experiment in promoting effective giving at two conferences in recent months: the Unitarian Universalist (UU) General Assembly and the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) National Convention . This was an experiment run by Intentional... Read More
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"Everyday Heroes of Effective Giving": Catherine Low, Jo Duyvestyn, Peter Livingstone

The next three videos in the " Everyday Heroes of Effective Giving " video series are out!   Recap : This project involves creating brief videos of around 10 minutes each that showcase portraits of EA participants folks from across the movement. We have so many great people involved in... Read More
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Accomplishments Open Thread - July 2016

  To build the capacity of the EA movement and optimize global flourishing, research suggests it is important to share about your good deeds. After all, so many of our good deeds occur in private, and they can have a substantially bigger impact if we publicize them! So p lease... Read More
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Announcing "Everyday Heroes of Effective Giving" Series

We have so many great people involved in the EA movement, people who think hard and well about what cause to prioritize and who dedicate a significant portion of their money and time to advancing global flourishing in the most cost-effective manner. However, articles about EA participants typically feature the... Read More
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Accomplishments Open Thread - June 2016

  Publicizing our good deeds is really valuable for optimizing global flourishing. So p lease share any EA-themed accomplishments you have not yet shared on previous Accomplishment open threads, whether recent achievements or ones from long ago. This includes one-time accomplishments or ongoing activities on which you are  continuously working.... Read More
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An EA at a CFAR Rationality Workshop: Thoughts and Review

Outline : This is the kind of post I would have wanted to read to help me think about and prepare for a CFAR workshop, so I am writing this post to the kind of person who has not gone to a workshop but might be interested in it and... Read More
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Accomplishments Open Thread - May 2016

  Publicizing our good deeds is really valuable for optimizing global flourishing. So p lease share any EA-themed accomplishments you have not yet shared on previous Accomplishment open threads, whether recent achievements or ones from long ago. This includes one-time accomplishments or ongoing activities on which you are  continuously working.... Read More
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Collaborative Truth-Seeking

Summary : In the EA movement, we frequently use debates to resolve different opinions about the truth. However, debates are not always the best course for figuring out the truth. In some situations, the technique of collaborative truth-seeking may be more optimal, as this article shows.   Acknowledgments: Thanks to... Read More

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