Holden Karnofsky

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Holden Karnofsky (born 1981) is an American philanthropist. He is co-CEO of Open Philanthropy and a co-founder and board member of GiveWell.

Further reading

Galef, Julia & Massimo Pigliucci (2011) Evidence-based philanthropy (Holden Karnofsky), Rationally Speaking, July 3.

Karnofsky, Holden (2021) The ‘most important century’ blog post series, Cold Takes, September 24.

Klein, Ezra (2021) Transcript: Ezra Klein interviews Holden Karnofsky, The New York Times, October 5.

Todd, Benjamin (2014) Interview: Holden Karnofsky on cause selection, 80,000 Hours, October 3.

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2018) The world’s most intellectual foundation is hiring. Holden Karnofsky, founder of GiveWell, on how philanthropy can have maximum impact by taking big risks, 80,000 Hours, February 27.

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2021) Holden Karnofsky on the most important century, 80,000 Hours, August 19.

External links

Cold Takes. Karnofsky’s blog.

Holden Karnofsky. Effective Altruism Forum account.

Related entries

cause prioritization | GiveWell | intervention evaluation | longtermism | Open Philanthropy

New blog: Cold Takes

Holden Karnofsky13 Jul 2021 17:14 UTC
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All Pos­si­ble Views About Hu­man­ity’s Fu­ture Are Wild

Holden Karnofsky13 Jul 2021 16:57 UTC
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40 comments10 min readEA link

My cur­rent im­pres­sions on ca­reer choice for longtermists

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

Hi, I’m Holden Karnofsky. AMA about jobs at Open Philanthropy

Holden Karnofsky26 Mar 2018 16:32 UTC
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120 commentsEA link

A dis­cus­sion of Holden Karnofsky’s “Most Im­por­tant Cen­tury” se­ries (Thurs­day 21 Oc­to­ber, 19:00 UK)

peterhartree16 Oct 2021 20:50 UTC
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Holden Karnofsky: Open Philan­thropy Project

EA Global28 Aug 2015 8:37 UTC
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0 comments1 min readEA link

This Can’t Go On

Holden Karnofsky3 Aug 2021 15:53 UTC
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29 comments10 min readEA link

Holden Karnofsky on build­ing ap­ti­tudes and kick­ing ass

80000_Hours23 Sep 2021 16:55 UTC
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Sum­mary of his­tory (em­pow­er­ment and well-be­ing lens)

Holden Karnofsky28 Sep 2021 17:48 UTC
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11 comments11 min readEA link

Com­ments for shorter Cold Takes pieces

Holden Karnofsky3 Nov 2021 12:48 UTC
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168 comments1 min readEA link

Row­ing, Steer­ing, An­chor­ing, Equity, Mutiny

Holden Karnofsky30 Nov 2021 21:11 UTC
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32 comments18 min readEA link

Im­por­tant, ac­tion­able re­search ques­tions for the most im­por­tant century

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

The Wicked Prob­lem Experience

Holden Karnofsky2 Mar 2022 17:43 UTC
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9 comments9 min readEA link

Con­ver­sa­tion with Holden Karnofsky, Nick Beck­stead, and Eliezer Yud­kowsky on the “long-run” per­spec­tive on effec­tive altruism

Nick_Beckstead18 Aug 2014 4:30 UTC
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Ideal gov­er­nance (for com­pa­nies, coun­tries and more)

Holden Karnofsky7 Apr 2022 16:54 UTC
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14 comments14 min readEA link

Holden Karnofsky at EA Global: Reconnect

EA Global20 Mar 2021 7:00 UTC
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Two in­ter­views with Holden

Benjamin_Todd3 Oct 2014 21:44 UTC
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Some Thoughts on Public Discourse

Holden Karnofsky23 Feb 2017 17:29 UTC
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41 commentsEA link

His­tory of Philan­thropy Case Study: The Found­ing of the Cen­ter on Bud­get and Policy Priorities

Holden Karnofsky20 May 2016 15:30 UTC
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My notes on: Why we can’t take ex­pected value es­ti­mates liter­ally (even when they’re un­bi­ased)

Vasco Grilo18 Apr 2022 13:10 UTC
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New se­ries of posts an­swer­ing one of Holden’s “Im­por­tant, ac­tion­able re­search ques­tions”

Evan R. Murphy12 May 2022 21:22 UTC
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My notes on: Se­quence think­ing vs. cluster thinking

Vasco Grilo25 May 2022 15:03 UTC
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Red-team­ing Holden Karnofsky’s AI timelines

Vasco Grilo25 Jun 2022 14:24 UTC
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