Doing good better : how effective altruism can help you help others, do work that matters, and make smarter choices about giving back
William MacAskill (Author)
" ... MacAskill and his colleagues developed effective altruism - a practical, data-driven approach to doing good that allows us to make a tremendous difference regardless of our resources. Effective altruists operate by asking certain key questions, which force them to think differently, overcome biases, and use evidence and careful reasoning rather than act on impulse."--Page 4 of cover
Print Book, English, 2016
Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, New York, N.Y., 2016
259 pages : charts ; 21 cm
Introduction: Worms and water pumps: how can you do the most good?
One: You are the 1 percent: just how much can you achieve?
Two: Hard trade-offs: Question #1: how many people benefit, and by how much?
Three: How you can save hundreds of lives: Question #2: is this the most effective thing you can do?
Four: Why you shouldn't donate to disaster relief: Question #3: is this area neglected?
Five: The best person who ever lived is an unknown Ukrainian man: Question #4: what would have happened otherwise?
Six: Why voting is like donating thousands of dollars to charity: Question #5: what are the chances of success, and how good would success be?
Seven: Overhead costs, CEO pay, and other confusions: which charities make the most difference?
Eight: The moral case for sweatshop goods: how can consumers make the most difference?
Nine: Don't "follow your passion": which careers make the most difference?
Ten: Poverty versus climate change versus ... : which causes are most important?
Conclusion: Becoming an effective altruist: what should you do right now?
Afterword to the paperback edition
Appendix: Thinking like an effective altruist: the five key questions of effective altruism
Includes an "Afterword to the paperback edition" (pages 200-202)
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