IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action.

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2 thoughts on “IPA’s weekly links

  1. That Vox piece was hugely unrepresentative of the EA Global conference and the EA movement as a whole. It was very confusing to read (as someone who reads most extant EA blogs and Tumblrs, and someone who ran an EA group in college). This review sums up the flaws rather well w/r/t what EAs care about:

    http://slatestarcodex.com/2015/08/13/figureground-illusions/

    As for the “white men” thing… Matthews (I think accidentally) covered up the contributions of a huge number of people:

    http://theunitofcaring.tumblr.com/post/126462072246/hey-have-you-seen-matthews-vox-piece-about-the

    I’ve enjoyed past articles by Matthews, but for some reason, he missed the mark here (on pretty much the only issue I’d consider myself “expert” on).