The books tag covers posts about books.
Some EA books have their own tag: The Precipice | Doing Good Better | Poor Economics | Superintelligence | The Life You Can Save | Human Compatible
I think this should just be called books, analogously to the video or audio tags (though those are partly for posts that can be consumed as video or audio).
This tag’s name implies that these are EA books, i.e. books directly focused on EA or EA topics and/or written by EAs.
The description says otherwise, but that conflicts with the name.
Likewise, I wouldn’t call a course on politics in China an “effective altruism course”, even if it’s EA-relevant and a summary/takeaways post on the Forum would be useful.
And I think that that’s problematic both because it’s confusing and because it could seem weird, insular, or like “claiming ownership”.
Which are actually in a way exactly the sort of tendencies many of these posts help push against—these posts are often among the best examples of going out to learn what non-EAs have to say on topics and then bring that knowledge into EA.
Good point. I renamed it and slightly edited the content.