My question here is a little bit broad, so I’m going to start by introducing myself so that you know what my background is.
I’m familiar with the rationalist movement — I’ve read about the first third of the sequences and integrated some of the lessons into my life, such as scanning my intuitive judgments for conjunction errors and avoiding making general claims unless at least a few examples spring readily to mind. I have also read the rationalist material on how to use words properly. Specifically, I understand now that even when reality doesn’t segment itself cleanly into categories, you can still define words by just directing somebody’s attention to the similarity cluster you’re talking about. From the world of rationality-adjacent material, I have read Nate Soare’s Replacing Guilt series.
I’m mostly new to the EA movement. What I know about it can be summarized as “EA is a group of people that use science to figure out which charities are the most cost-effective”.
Here’s my question: Where can I go to get caught up on what the EA movement has “figured out so far”? Is there something like an EA equivalent of the LessWrong sequences?
Things I might expect to find include:
Introductions to concepts that are important to the EA movement.
Insights concerning how we should measure and think about how “effective” a charity is.
An overview of the world’s biggest problems (according to the EA movement) or maybe the problems with the best ratio of marginal improvement to marginal effort.