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…

Are Animal Rights Protesters Wrong to Interrupt Bernie Sanders Rallies?

Originally posted on Kirschner's Korner:
An animal rights organization has been interrupting Bernie Sanders rallies by shouting pro-animal slogans and holding up signs that read, “Animal Liberation is Social Justice.” In one video of the event, protesters chant, “Animal liberation now!” and Sanders’ supporters boo them and chant back “Bernie! Bernie!” One supporter can…