Why i support GiveDirectly

Originally posted on not mad yet:
a GiveDirectly recipient managing their grant on a cellphone; image source: https://www.givedirectly.org/img/socialshare.jpg What would you do with an extra $1,000? I would personally take a couple of months off and ride my bicycle solo from Copenhagen to Istanbul. In fact, that’s what I just did, and $1,000, the size of a…

Power Imbalances and Sex

Originally posted on AellaGirl:
I saw a gif of a woman talking about how women (supposedly) make less than men in the film industry, ending with ‘the only industry where women make more than men is porn!’ Her point was about the objectification and sexualization of women, and that women are only valued as sex…

Education Matters, But Direct Anti-Poverty and Inequality-Reduction Efforts Matter More

Originally posted on 34justice:
I once began a K-12 education talk by putting the following two questions on a screen. 1. What is the single policy change that would most improve the quality of K-12 education? 2. What is the single policy change that would most reduce the opportunity gap between low-income and high-income students?…

Charity hacks

Originally posted on Holly Elmore:
Before I first heard of effective altruism, I didn’t think giving money would be a big thing in my life. I thought my positive impact would come from elsewhere– doing science, not eating animals, doing my civic duty and trying to get the government to prioritize foreign aid more. I…