[Link] Introduction to Cause Prioritisation

post by OlafvdVeen · 2018-11-23T12:32:56.516Z · score: 2 (6 votes) · EA · GW · 1 comments

Hi there.

Two months ago, I published a short article on Cause Prioritisation aimed at a general audience. The article covers a basic explanation of the field and how it appears to differ from Effective Altruism, as well as some common objections I've heard. It is quite cursory, and I am not an expert, but I hope it might still be useful for some people.

https://medium.com/@Olafvanderveen/making-informed-decisions-the-value-of-cause-prioritisation-46ee80fcff27

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comment by Benjamin_Todd · 2018-11-23T20:53:01.599Z · score: 7 (6 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Hey there, I'm a bit surprised you didn't mention some of the existing introductions to this topic including:

1. CEA's introduction to EA, which includes a section on choosing a cause:

https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism/

And more in-depth articles within the handbook, such as:

https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/prospecting-for-gold-owen-cotton-barratt/

2. The chapter on this topic in Doing Good Better

3. Some of GiveWell and Open Phil's relevant posts, such as:

https://blog.givewell.org/2012/05/02/strategic-cause-selection/

4. 80k's introduction and video as well as other relevant articles:

https://80000hours.org/career-guide/most-pressing-problems/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xsR0XBwyo4

https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/

https://80000hours.org/career-guide/world-problems/