Walter Sinnott-Armstrong discusses how to be an effective altruist

Sinnott-ArmstrongWriting for the academic editorial and research site The Conversation, KIE faculty Walter Sinnott-Armstrong outlines five ways that we can make the greatest difference in doing good for the world.

Effective Altruism is exciting and beneficial in many ways. It gets people to think about how to help others, and encourages people to act in ways that do help others. Many people don’t contribute as much as they should, maybe because of doubts about the difference it will make or where to put their efforts. But while we wholeheartedly support the movement, calculating which causes are better than others risks being oversimplified. So here are five practical ways to become a really effective altruist instead.