Effective Altruism (EA) is a mostly Millennial philosophy and social movement that advocates the use of evidence and reasoning to determine the most effective ways to benefit others. Altruism as opposed to egoism. Effectiveness as in practical utilitarianism by evidence as opposed to by “feeling” and competing interests. Some effective altruists also participate in the rationalist community.
CGDEV.ORG with NYC/London crossover capital funds, neoliberal professional spin-capitalists and deal-with-the-devil patrician public servants.
CGD was founded in November 2001 by Edward Scott Jr (technology entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former US government official), C. Fred Bergsten (director emeritus of the Peterson Institute for International Economics), and Nancy Birdsall (former head of the World Bank research department and executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank). Credentials a-plenty.
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Artificial intelligence and neuropsychology research in close proximity to Uni Berkeley. Mission Statement from the rationality.org website.
Millennial non-profit in the UK with global outreach and SF, CA mailbox @ centreforeffectivealtruism.org website. Community of students and professionals acting on EA principles, by creating and sustaining high-quality discussion spaces. Running EA Global conferences and supporting community-organized EAGx conferences.