There are so many great quotable passages on this recent post that I gave up trying to pick one.
If you care about , , and , I highly recommend it to you:

slatestarcodex.com/2019/07/29/

Last night I had the opportunity to meet ; it was a privilege to attend his talk for Spain and to have dinner with him and a few friends afterwards
flickr.com/photos/tripu/480543

#5% of my net earnings of last month went to the Fund managed by . With this I fulfill the I took ten months ago, for what was left of 2018. I'm glad I did this. I'm still convinced of the ethical reasons for doing so, and it's a financial burden I can bear easily. Looking forward to contributing in similar ways next year!

app.effectivealtruism.org/fund

#5% of my net earnings of last month went to the Global Health and Development Fund managed by
app.effectivealtruism.org/fund

Cash transfers are more than donating stuff (we knew that already).
Bryan Caplan is doing all he can to convince us that work even better — and he's probably right:

“Virtually all reduction comes from economic growth and – not redistribution or philanthropy.”

econlib.org/escaping-poverty/

Oops. Not exactly: part of that 5%+5% I used to pay my annual membership of (Spain's )

altruismoefectivo.org/

#5% of my net earnings of last month and the month before went to the Global Health and Development Fund managed by

app.effectivealtruism.org/fund

is hiring “two full-time staff writers for a new vertical covering and related topics.” They will cover “subjects that have, or will have, a profound impact on the lives of millions of humans (and animals).”
I'm a bit afraid of the political spin Vox may give EA, but I think this is great news overall.
startup.jobs/241248-staff-writ

“We will assist a few identifiable individuals in a life-threatening situation, but we ignore merely ‘statistical’ victims, even though these people are equally real and the lifesaving interventions are cheaper and safer. […] While rescuing the boys from the cave was clearly commendable, distributing bednets saves young children and adults at a dramatically reduced cost.”
— Charles Bresler and

nytimes.com/2018/07/12/opinion

#5% of my net earnings of last month went to the Global Health and Development Fund managed by

app.effectivealtruism.org/fund

#5% of my net earnings of last month went to the Effective Altruism Community Fund managed by

app.effectivealtruism.org/fund

In case you missed it, Bill & Melinda Gates' 2018 Annual Letter is as thorough, entertaining and uplifting as the previous ones. Who would have thought, a decade ago, that I would admire and support these two as much as I do…?


gatesnotes.com/2018-Annual-Let

#5% of my net earnings of last month went, in , to the Global Health and Development Fund managed by

app.effectivealtruism.org/fund

I've been learning (and thinking) more about , and the 10% pledge lately, and I decided to increase my monthly donation, at least for what remains of 2018:

#5% of my net earnings last month went, in , to the Long-Term Future Fund managed by

app.effectivealtruism.org/fund

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