Effective Altruism at New York University

Using evidence and reason to do the most good

We are effective altruists at NYU who are passionate about answering the question

‘How can I do the most amount of good?’

We recognise that:

We are in a unique position to do good, and it’s important that we care.

Through rational decision making, we can make a much larger difference.

We can, and do, enjoy doing it!

Effective Altruism

Peter Singer

There is a growing movement called effective altruism. It’s important because it combines both the heart and the head.

Effective altruism is all about combining empathy, reason and evidence. By carefully considering what we value, and by working together to find the best ways of achieving that, we can each do an amazing amount of good.

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