Further reading

We’ve tried to collect some resources about effective altruism and closely related topics. This collection is far from exhaustive and we hope to continue to expand this section in the near future.  If you have some suggestions for content in this section, feel free to let us know.

Texts, websites and blogs

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_altruism

Excerpt from The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer at GiveWell: https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/Blog/ID/170/The-Most-Good-You-Can-Do

What is Effective Altuism? : https://whatiseffectivealtruism.com/

Holden Karnofsky’s post at Give Well’s blog: http://blog.givewell.org/2013/08/13/effective-altruism/

Professor William MacAskill’s post at Oxford’s Practical Ethics in the News blog: http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2013/05/what-is-effective-altruism/

Journalistic articles

You have $8 billion. You want to do as much good as possible. What do you do? by Dylan Matthews at Vox (April 24, 2015): http://www.vox.com/2015/4/24/8457895/givewell-open-philanthropy-charity

The Greatest Good by Derek Thompson at The Atlantic (June 15, 2015): http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/06/what-is-the-greatest-good/395768/#b06g25t20w15

That Time A Hedge Funder Quit His Job And Then Raised $60 Million For Charity by Nico Pitney at The Huffington Post (March 26, 2015): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/26/elie-hassenfeld-givewell_n_6927320.html

Academic articles

Coming soon.


Peter Singer, The Most Good You Can Do: http://www.mostgoodyoucando.com/

William MacAskill, Doing Good Better: http://www.effectivealtruism.com/