My mis­takes on the path to impact

Denise_Melchin4 Dec 2020 22:13 UTC
370 points
67 comments11 min readEA link

Growth and the case against ran­domista development

HaukeHillebrandt16 Jan 2020 10:11 UTC
341 points
180 comments30 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
308 points
182 comments4 min readEA link

My cur­rent im­pres­sions on ca­reer choice for longtermists

Holden Karnofsky4 Jun 2021 17:07 UTC
301 points
34 comments27 min readEA link

EAF’s bal­lot ini­ti­a­tive dou­bled Zurich’s de­vel­op­ment aid

Jonas Vollmer13 Jan 2020 11:32 UTC
291 points
24 comments12 min readEA link

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

Benjamin_Todd29 Jul 2021 11:47 UTC
275 points
100 comments21 min readEA link

Re­duc­ing long-term risks from malev­olent actors

David_Althaus29 Apr 2020 8:55 UTC
270 points
65 comments37 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing “Nam­ing What We Can”!

GidonKadosh1 Apr 2021 10:17 UTC
269 points
70 comments2 min readEA link

Don’t Be Bycatch

AllAmericanBreakfast10 Mar 2021 5:28 UTC
266 points
18 comments3 min readEA link

Prob­lem ar­eas be­yond 80,000 Hours’ cur­rent pri­ori­ties

Ardenlk22 Jun 2020 12:49 UTC
258 points
62 comments15 min readEA link

The case of the miss­ing cause pri­ori­ti­sa­tion research

weeatquince16 Aug 2020 0:21 UTC
255 points
87 comments16 min readEA link

Les­sons from my time in Effec­tive Altruism

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

In­tro­duc­ing Prob­a­bly Good: A New Ca­reer Guidance Or­ga­ni­za­tion

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

EA needs consultancies

lukeprog28 Jun 2021 15:18 UTC
239 points
85 comments13 min readEA link

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

finm17 Sep 2021 15:51 UTC
237 points
2 comments12 min readEA link

Con­cerns with ACE’s Re­cent Behavior

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

What Makes Outreach to Pro­gres­sives Hard

Cullen_OKeefe14 Mar 2021 0:32 UTC
221 points
76 comments9 min readEA link

Les­sons from Run­ning Stan­ford EA and SERI

kuhanj20 Aug 2021 14:51 UTC
210 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
209 points
6 comments7 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
205 points
30 comments50 min readEA link

Small and Vulnerable

deluks9173 May 2021 6:08 UTC
205 points
8 comments4 min readEA link

Why I’m con­cerned about Giv­ing Green

alexrjl20 Jan 2021 22:59 UTC
204 points
47 comments13 min readEA link

Are we liv­ing at the most in­fluen­tial time in his­tory?

William_MacAskill3 Sep 2019 4:55 UTC
190 points
146 comments25 min readEA link

Some per­sonal thoughts on EA and sys­temic change

CarlShulman26 Sep 2019 21:40 UTC
190 points
17 comments6 min readEA link

The mo­ti­vated rea­son­ing cri­tique of effec­tive altruism

Linch14 Sep 2021 20:43 UTC
190 points
51 comments23 min readEA link

All Pos­si­ble Views About Hu­man­ity’s Fu­ture Are Wild

Holden Karnofsky13 Jul 2021 16:57 UTC
189 points
37 comments10 min readEA link
(www.cold-takes.com)

Real­ity is of­ten underpowered

Gregory_Lewis10 Oct 2019 13:14 UTC
188 points
16 comments5 min readEA link

Some quick notes on “effec­tive al­tru­ism”

Jonas Vollmer24 Mar 2021 15:30 UTC
186 points
89 comments3 min readEA link

Big List of Cause Candidates

NunoSempere25 Dec 2020 16:34 UTC
184 points
67 comments30 min readEA link

Is EA Grow­ing? EA Growth Met­rics for 2018

Peter Wildeford2 Jun 2019 4:08 UTC
181 points
40 comments8 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­ing the Le­gal Pri­ori­ties Project

jonasschuett30 Aug 2020 14:10 UTC
179 points
13 comments1 min readEA link

Killing the ants

Joe_Carlsmith7 Feb 2021 23:16 UTC
179 points
12 comments8 min readEA link

Why I find longter­mism hard, and what keeps me motivated

Michelle_Hutchinson22 Feb 2021 23:01 UTC
179 points
12 comments7 min readEA link

A new strat­egy for broad­en­ing the ap­peal of effec­tive giv­ing (Giv­ingMul­ti­plier.org)

Lucius_Caviola26 Oct 2020 23:18 UTC
178 points
13 comments7 min readEA link

Can I have im­pact if I’m av­er­age?

Fabienne3 Jan 2021 9:20 UTC
178 points
18 comments2 min readEA link

Snap­shot of a ca­reer choice 10 years ago

Julia_Wise23 Sep 2021 19:05 UTC
177 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

SHIC Will Sus­pend Outreach Oper­a­tions

cafelow7 Mar 2019 16:07 UTC
176 points
16 comments6 min readEA link

Avoid­ing Mu­nich’s Mis­takes: Ad­vice for CEA and Lo­cal Groups

Larks14 Oct 2020 17:08 UTC
176 points
81 comments39 min readEA link

2018-2019 Long-Term Fu­ture Fund Gran­tees: How did they do?

NunoSempere16 Jun 2021 17:31 UTC
176 points
23 comments5 min readEA link

Thoughts on whether we’re liv­ing at the most in­fluen­tial time in history

Buck3 Nov 2020 4:07 UTC
174 points
63 comments9 min readEA link

Cul­tured meat pre­dic­tions were overly optimistic

Neil_Dullaghan15 Sep 2021 12:32 UTC
172 points
14 comments4 min readEA link

Col­lec­tion of good 2012-2017 EA fo­rum posts

saulius10 Jul 2020 16:35 UTC
170 points
8 comments3 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­ing High Im­pact Athletes

Marcus Daniell30 Nov 2020 13:20 UTC
169 points
60 comments1 min readEA link

List of ways in which cost-effec­tive­ness es­ti­mates can be misleading

saulius20 Aug 2019 18:05 UTC
168 points
27 comments13 min readEA link

What gives me hope

Michelle_Hutchinson19 May 2021 10:00 UTC
165 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

Ta­boo “Out­side View”

kokotajlod17 Jun 2021 9:39 UTC
165 points
24 comments8 min readEA link

COVID: How did we do? How can we know?

Ghost_of_Li_Wenliang30 Jun 2021 12:29 UTC
164 points
48 comments9 min readEA link

Par­ent­ing: Things I wish I could tell my past self

Michelle_Hutchinson12 Sep 2020 14:22 UTC
163 points
19 comments10 min readEA link

In­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity ca­reers for GCR reduction

ClaireZabel20 Jun 2019 23:56 UTC
162 points
34 comments8 min readEA link

AI Gover­nance: Op­por­tu­nity and The­ory of Impact

Allan Dafoe17 Sep 2020 6:30 UTC
162 points
14 comments13 min readEA link