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Effective Altruism’s Faith-Based Sacrifice for the Future

In this episode, Ben Bayer reads aloud his article, “Effective Altruism’s Faith-Based Sacrifice for the Future.” In that essay, he examines “longtermist” philosophy and its relation to “effective altruism.” Bayer notices that “the more we learn about the causes the effective altruist leadership has embraced, the more we should question the moral foundation of the movement.” The moral foundation of the movement, and the real source of its absurdities, is altruism. Bayer’s article was originally published in New Ideal, the Ayn Rand Institute’s journal, on March 22, 2023.


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