EA and the cur­rent fund­ing situation

William_MacAskill10 May 2022 2:26 UTC
549 points
194 comments24 min readEA link

Free-spend­ing EA might be a big prob­lem for op­tics and epistemics

George Rosenfeld12 Apr 2022 20:30 UTC
523 points
188 comments8 min readEA link

Bad Omens in Cur­rent Com­mu­nity Building

Theo Hawking12 May 2022 15:41 UTC
430 points
127 comments18 min readEA link

“Long-Ter­mism” vs. “Ex­is­ten­tial Risk”

Scott Alexander6 Apr 2022 21:41 UTC
413 points
71 comments3 min readEA link

My mis­takes on the path to impact

Denise_Melchin4 Dec 2020 22:13 UTC
393 points
69 comments11 min readEA link

Growth and the case against ran­domista development

Hauke Hillebrandt16 Jan 2020 10:11 UTC
387 points
189 comments30 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing my retirement

Aaron Gertler25 Nov 2021 13:55 UTC
376 points
28 comments1 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing the Fu­ture Fund

Nick_Beckstead28 Feb 2022 17:26 UTC
369 points
150 comments3 min readEA link
(ftxfuturefund.org)

An­nounc­ing Alvea—An EA COVID Vac­cine Project

kyle_fish16 Feb 2022 13:50 UTC
358 points
25 comments2 min readEA link

My cur­rent im­pres­sions on ca­reer choice for longtermists

Holden Karnofsky4 Jun 2021 17:07 UTC
352 points
35 comments27 min readEA link

After one year of ap­ply­ing for EA jobs: It is re­ally, re­ally hard to get hired by an EA organisation

EA applicant26 Feb 2019 5:53 UTC
341 points
183 comments4 min readEA link

Con­crete Biose­cu­rity Pro­jects (some of which could be big)

ASB11 Jan 2022 3:46 UTC
324 points
63 comments5 min readEA link

Some clar­ifi­ca­tions on the Fu­ture Fund’s ap­proach to grantmaking

Nick_Beckstead10 May 2022 2:42 UTC
323 points
59 comments3 min readEA link

Are you re­ally in a race? The Cau­tion­ary Tales of Szilárd and Ellsberg

HaydnBelfield19 May 2022 8:42 UTC
323 points
25 comments17 min readEA link

Ma­jor UN re­port dis­cusses ex­is­ten­tial risk and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions (sum­mary)

finm17 Sep 2021 15:51 UTC
309 points
5 comments12 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing “Nam­ing What We Can”!

GidonKadosh1 Apr 2021 10:17 UTC
304 points
71 comments2 min readEA link

Don’t Be Bycatch

AllAmericanBreakfast10 Mar 2021 5:28 UTC
297 points
19 comments3 min readEA link

Snakebites kill 100,000 peo­ple ev­ery year, here’s what you should know

MathiasKB27 Apr 2022 14:30 UTC
296 points
34 comments5 min readEA link

EAF’s bal­lot ini­ti­a­tive dou­bled Zurich’s de­vel­op­ment aid

Jonas Vollmer13 Jan 2020 11:32 UTC
294 points
25 comments12 min readEA link

Is effec­tive al­tru­ism grow­ing? An up­date on the stock of fund­ing vs. people

Benjamin_Todd29 Jul 2021 11:47 UTC
291 points
105 comments21 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing What We Owe The Future

William_MacAskill30 Mar 2022 19:37 UTC
291 points
32 comments5 min readEA link

Some un­fun les­sons I learned as a ju­nior grantmaker

Linch23 May 2022 16:31 UTC
289 points
48 comments13 min readEA link

The Un­weav­ing of a Beau­tiful Thing

atb26 Dec 2021 10:24 UTC
285 points
35 comments23 min readEA link

The best $5,800 I’ve ever donated (to pan­demic pre­ven­tion).

ASB5 Feb 2022 21:18 UTC
284 points
86 comments4 min readEA link

Re­duc­ing long-term risks from malev­olent actors

David_Althaus29 Apr 2020 8:55 UTC
281 points
73 comments37 min readEA link

The case of the miss­ing cause pri­ori­ti­sa­tion research

weeatquince16 Aug 2020 0:21 UTC
281 points
89 comments16 min readEA link

Some po­ten­tial les­sons from Car­rick’s Con­gres­sional bid

Daniel_Eth18 May 2022 5:58 UTC
280 points
94 comments10 min readEA link

“Big tent” effec­tive al­tru­ism is very im­por­tant (par­tic­u­larly right now)

Luke Freeman20 May 2022 3:39 UTC
279 points
76 comments6 min readEA link

What Makes Outreach to Pro­gres­sives Hard

Cullen_OKeefe14 Mar 2021 0:32 UTC
277 points
80 comments9 min readEA link

The Cost of Rejection

Daystar Eld8 Oct 2021 12:35 UTC
277 points
47 comments8 min readEA link

Les­sons from my time in Effec­tive Altruism

richard_ngo15 Jan 2021 21:54 UTC
274 points
24 comments7 min readEA link

My ex­pe­rience with im­poster syn­drome — and how to (partly) over­come it

Luisa_Rodriguez21 Apr 2022 19:55 UTC
274 points
22 comments23 min readEA link

Un­sur­pris­ing things about the EA move­ment that sur­prised me

Ada-Maaria Hyvärinen30 Mar 2022 17:08 UTC
271 points
22 comments5 min readEA link

Prob­lem ar­eas be­yond 80,000 Hours’ cur­rent pri­ori­ties

Ardenlk22 Jun 2020 12:49 UTC
270 points
64 comments15 min readEA link

What is the like­li­hood that civ­i­liza­tional col­lapse would di­rectly lead to hu­man ex­tinc­tion (within decades)?

Luisa_Rodriguez24 Dec 2020 22:10 UTC
264 points
33 comments50 min readEA link

My bar­gain with the EA machine

Eric Neyman27 Apr 2022 19:14 UTC
260 points
43 comments7 min readEA link

Con­cerns with ACE’s Re­cent Behavior

Hypatia17 Apr 2021 17:00 UTC
253 points
153 comments11 min readEA link

EA needs consultancies

lukeprog28 Jun 2021 15:18 UTC
249 points
87 comments13 min readEA link

Im­por­tant, ac­tion­able re­search ques­tions for the most im­por­tant century

Holden Karnofsky24 Feb 2022 16:34 UTC
249 points
14 comments19 min readEA link

We need more nu­ance re­gard­ing fund­ing gaps

Joey12 Feb 2022 16:57 UTC
248 points
29 comments6 min readEA link

Messy per­sonal stuff that af­fected my cause pri­ori­ti­za­tion (or: how I started to care about AI safety)

Julia_Wise5 May 2022 17:59 UTC
248 points
14 comments2 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­ing Prob­a­bly Good: A New Ca­reer Guidance Or­ga­ni­za­tion

omernevo6 Nov 2020 14:50 UTC
245 points
76 comments5 min readEA link

Most stu­dents who would agree with EA ideas haven’t heard of EA yet (re­sults of a large-scale sur­vey)

Lucius_Caviola19 May 2022 17:24 UTC
243 points
30 comments37 min readEA link

The mo­ti­vated rea­son­ing cri­tique of effec­tive altruism

Linch14 Sep 2021 20:43 UTC
240 points
53 comments23 min readEA link

De­mand­ing­ness and Time/​Money Trade­offs are Orthogonal

CarolineEllison5 May 2022 19:19 UTC
234 points
32 comments3 min readEA link

The Fu­ture Fund’s Pro­ject Ideas Competition

Nick_Beckstead28 Feb 2022 17:27 UTC
233 points
733 comments1 min readEA link
(ftxfuturefund.org)

Les­sons from Run­ning Stan­ford EA and SERI

kuhanj20 Aug 2021 14:51 UTC
232 points
26 comments25 min readEA link

Seven things that sur­prised us in our first year work­ing in policy—Lead Ex­po­sure Elimi­na­tion Pro­ject

Jack14 May 2021 9:40 UTC
230 points
7 comments7 min readEA link

Snap­shot of a ca­reer choice 10 years ago

Julia_Wise23 Sep 2021 19:05 UTC
230 points
11 comments3 min readEA link

Small and Vulnerable

sapphire3 May 2021 6:08 UTC
224 points
12 comments4 min readEA link