Why Effective Altruism: A Response to Wu

Flynn-Do is co-founder and co-president of the Swarthmore Effective Altruism Society. In a recent opinions piece for The Phoenix, Megan Wu argues that Effective Altruism (EA) — a social and intellectual movement that advocates the use of careful reasoning to determine the


Effective Altruism: Not Effective and Not Altruistic

If you, like me, have stepped into Sci, Kohlberg, Singer, your dorm, Sharples, Trotter, or virtually any place on Swarthmore’s campus this semester, then you have probably seen a number of posters advertising Swarthmore Effective Altruism’s 8-week fellowship. “AAAAAAAHHHHHH,” scream the posters;