Tag: Institutional reform

  • Epistemics (Part 1: Introduction)

    Epistemics (Part 1: Introduction)

    Effective altruists use the term `epistemics’ to describe practices that shape knowledge, belief and opinion within a community. This series focuses on areas in which community epistemic could be productively improved. In this post, I introduce the series by giving three examples of the topics that I will be concerned about.

  • Billionaire philanthropy (Part 3: Patient philanthropy)

    Billionaire philanthropy (Part 3: Patient philanthropy)

    Through patient philanthropy, effective altruists strive to create wealthy foundations that will accumulate an increasing fraction of societal assets over time. Patient philanthropy promises strong returns on investment, but also raises important challenges.