Episode 4.02 Helpiness

Helping is hard: global poverty, personal giving and service, and foreign policy.

Tagged: economics, ethics

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We pick up from our discussion of Facebook and Internet.org last week to look at the broader questions we raised then: how do you help people well? It’s not enough to have good intentions—so how do you pick good charities to give to? How do you choose where to dedicate your own time and money? How should we think about foreign aid, and foreign intervention, and foreign policy in general?

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