How To Do the Most Good in the World (Vox)

Helping-Hand256An effective altruist is one who does the most good possible, such as determining the most ethical way to donate money or the most ethical career to pursue, by using a “rigorous, evidence-based analysis.”

Effective altruist spokesman Will MacAskill argues that starting a tech company, getting a high paying job in order to give your money away, entering politics or engaging in high-level research might be the most direct paths to doing good. In addition, economists will be pleased to hear that MacAskill endorses getting a Ph.D. in economics as a means to making a positive impact. Read why.

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