Most of us want to make a difference. We see suffering, injustice and death, and are moved to do something about them. But working out what that ‘something’ is, let alone doing it, is a difficult problem.
Alyssa Hertig@peterktodd Yeah, totally, that’s a good point
Don't want to overstate the necessity of expertise though. At least when there's data available. You really don’t need to be an expert to see which one of the charities in this graph (2nd subsection) is most effective
If you're lucky enough to live without want, it's a natural impulse to help others in need. But, asks philosopher Peter Singer, what's the most effective way...
Alyssa HertigTo prevent preventable suffering, effective altruism is such a nice & simple idea: Donating is great, but it’s even better to pinpoint the most effective charities. Some have 100 or 1000 times more impact than others. Seriously