Should Global Poverty Donors Give Now or Later? An In-Depth Analysis

post by MichaelDickens · 2019-01-22T04:45:56.500Z · score: 22 (7 votes) · EA · GW · 4 comments

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comment by rafa_fanboy · 2019-01-22T13:52:43.773Z · score: 1 (4 votes) · EA · GW

what about the poor meat eater problem ? all donors should wait for clean meat to arrive before giving to poverty and maybe causing more harm to the animals there

comment by michaelchen · 2019-01-24T16:57:49.661Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · EA · GW

I was going to link to EA Concepts: The Meat Eater Problem, as I thought it had been successfully argued that the meat eater problem was not much of a issue, but after re-reading those posts, it does seems that the meat eater problem is a reasonable concern so as long as farm animals have on expectation net negative lives.

comment by PetterHallqvist · 2019-01-22T19:19:54.501Z · score: -1 (3 votes) · EA · GW

I see where you are coming from in terms of meat consumption but that is problematic ethically in my eyes - depriving people from a potential increase in QoL.

comment by Milan_Griffes · 2019-01-23T21:27:24.804Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

QoL = quality of life?