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I am updating GWWC’s page on Myths about Aid and Charity and hope to address common questions or misconceptions a newcomer to EA might have. These may be fueled by biased mainstream portrayals of certain cause areas (e.g. “overspending” on foreign aid) or just a different set of priors coming into EA (e.g. people near me need the money more).
In particular, I am looking to crowdsource ideas on common myths and misconceptions that people may have come across in regards to giving to EA-oriented animal welfare and long-termist organizations. For instance, “the state of the world in 100 years does not affect me so I don’t need to give to long-term causes.”