Comment author: Vincent-Soderberg 14 July 2017 04:14:20PM 0 points [-]

suggestion for possible low hanging fruit: getting DGB, The life you can save, and 80k into all the libraries in netherlands. Im constantly surprised how few libraries have the books in sweden, and the benefit of it is that once you get it in, at least a few people will read it, and it gets easier for a potental EA to get into EA if there is good reading material in their vicinity. thats my idea at least

other then that, i'll be going to Fest i Nord (a mormon convent), and i'll likely meet someone from netherlands. I'll be sure to mention the EAN to them!

Comment author: Vincent-Soderberg 14 July 2017 10:48:38AM 1 point [-]

Interesting read!

Just a thought: does anyone have any thoughts on religion and EA? I don't mean it in a "saving souls is cost effective" way, more in the moral philosophy way.

My personal take is that unless someone is really hardcore/radical/orthodox, then most of what EA says would be positive/ethical for most religious persons. That is certainly my experience talking to religious folks, no one has ever gotten mad at me unless i get too consequentalist. Religious people might even be more open to giving what we can pledge, and EA altruism in some ways, because of the common practise of tithing. though they might decide that "my faith is the most cost effective", but that only sometimes happens, they seem to donate on top of it usually.

PS: Michael, was it my question on the facebook mental health EA post that prompted you to write this? Just curious.

Comment author: Vincent-Soderberg 01 June 2017 06:31:54AM 0 points [-]

Hi! i found this study while listening to freakanomics radio, and it says that poverty does indeed lower IQ, which might imply that donating to Givedirectly could be a way to increase IQ?

I don't know, but here is a link to the study. (thank you for writing this, i found your post very interesting)

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/341/6149/976