Hear This Idea
Hear This Idea
Nov 30, 2020
18. Luke Freeman on Giving What We Can and Community Building
Play • 1 hr 14 min

Luke Freeman is the Executive Director of Giving What We Can. Before this, he was a entrepreneur and marketing specialist, including co-founding Positly.

In this episode we discuss:

  • [00:01:52] Background: History of EA
  • [00:04:02] Luke's story: Discovering EA
  • [00:09:30] Foreign Aid: Myths and valid critiques
  • [00:14:58] Evidence: RCTs and the ITN framework
  • [00:20:12] News: "Man bites dog"
  • [00:26:35] GWWC: Taking the pledge
  • [00:43:43] Donations: Risk and hidden zeros
  • [00:46:41] GWWC: Common misconceptions
  • [00:51:34] Entrepreneurship: Positly and WEIRD science
  • [00:54:31] Tech: Market for Donations
  • [01:05:46] Final questions: Change in mind and book recommendations

You can read much more on these topics in our accompanying write-up: https://hearthisidea.com/episodes/luke

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