Has this EA critique article been discussed/responded to?

post by Noah Starbuck (Noah_il_Matto) · 2022-05-01T15:44:35.226Z · EA · GW · 5 comments

This is a question post.

Hi - I am curious if this article has already been discussed or responded to. I couldn’t find anything through some basic forum searches. Or have the points within it been addressed elsewhere?


When Doing Good Goes Wrong: Reimagining Effective Altruism Using Equity- and Justice-based Approaches in Global Health and Development Aid


answer by Harrison Durland · 2022-05-02T00:13:01.799Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Skimming through it, it doesn’t look like it adds anything new; it just recycles old objections like “[EAs are too stuck in their ivory tower to figure out what’s actually happening ‘on-the-ground,’ unlike anthropologists and similar researchers.]”

I can’t say where these points have been addressed, but I have to imagine they can all be found in some “FAQ/responses to frequent objections against EA” somewhere.

comment by Noah Starbuck (Noah_il_Matto) · 2022-05-02T00:38:58.859Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks. I’ll do a search for “common objections” articles.

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comment by Harrison Durland (Harrison D) · 2022-05-02T02:58:56.032Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

See also posts with “criticism of effective altruism” tags (like this one)


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comment by Miranda_Zhang (starmz12345@gmail.com) · 2022-05-02T23:42:51.500Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Not to this specific article but this post seems relevant: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/dqFjPFHmgFEZpg8ua/what-makes-outreach-to-progressives-hard

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comment by Noah Starbuck (Noah_il_Matto) · 2022-05-03T01:48:37.358Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thank you, I did see that in going down the EA critiques rabbit hole. That thread was very helpful .