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Effective Altruism in Brief

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This is a place for quick summaries of effective altruism. Whether you need a 30-second spiel at a dinner party or something catchy to put on an event flyer, get your brief descriptions here!


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Doing the most good. (Note: this is the Salvation Army's  current slogan.)

The most bang for your charitable buck.

Doing a good job of making people's lives better. --Adam Zerner

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Effective Altruism is the ongoing process of asking yourself: how can I do the most good, and what is the evidence that what I am doing is effective? --James Fodor

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