Tag: Sam Bankman-Fried

  • Billionaire philanthropy: (Part 5: Sources of wealth)

    Billionaire philanthropy: (Part 5: Sources of wealth)

    When reflecting on the harms and benefits of donations to effective altruist causes, it is important to ask where the donated wealth comes from. In this post, I look at some challenges raised by key sources of wealth for effective altruist causes.

  • Billionaire philanthropy: (Part 4: Motivations)

    Billionaire philanthropy: (Part 4: Motivations)

    What drives billionaires to give? Why are many members of the public suspicious of a gap between philanthropists’ actual and stated motivations? And if wealthy philanthropists are often driven by more than pure altruism, what might this imply for the role of billionaire philanthropy in society today?