AN INTRODUCTION TO EFFECTIVE ALTRUISM (EA)
APPLYING RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS (RCTS)
Effective Altruism: A Better Way to Lead an Ethical Life
Discussion by William MacAskill & Giles Fraser, facilitated by Kamal Ahmed [Nov 2015]
William MacAskill on Effective Altruism, Y Combinator, and A.I.
Being Good and Doing Good: A Conversation with William MacAskill
Interview with William MacAskill
More EA podcast episodes:
The Life You Can Save
By Peter Singer (2009)
A page turner and a simple read. But also expect to be challenged by the ethical arguments that Singer makes in this book.
The title says it all. There is a life that you can make a difference in and it's within our capacity to help someone. We can all play a part to prevent unnecessary suffering and deaths in this world.
Find out how.
Doing Good Better
By William MacAskill (2015)
Highly recommended for those interested in understanding effective altruism (EA).
By asking certain key questions, we can think differently, try to set aside biases, and use evidence and careful reasoning rather than act on impulse. When we apply the head and the heart to each of our altruistic endeavors, each of us has the power to do an astonishing amount of good.
The Most Good You Can Do
By Peter Singer (2015)
Some people have made conscious decisions to prioritize effective giving as they negotiate their career choices, family lives, and relationships with those they love.
It is possible for each of us to find ways of bettering the lives of the global poor—and that doing so often holds substantial personal and psychological rewards for those who chose to give. Find out their stories here.
By Benjamin Todd (2016)
You have about 80,000 hours in your career. Make the right choices, and you can help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems, as well as have a more rewarding, interesting life.
Based on research, this guide aims to help you find a career that you enjoy, you’re good at, and that tackles the world’s most pressing problems.
The Effective Altruism Handbook
Edited by Ryan Carey (2015)
A collection of blog posts and short articles that have been written by people who are engaged in effective altruism (EA).
The main themes are on charity evaluation, career choice and cause selection.
A book from the community for the community.