This is a short post with some musings on motivation, morality and demandingness, after reading Atomic Habits and Tiny Habits. In Atomic […]
Will MacAskill discusses longtermism and his book What We Owe the Future with Russ Roberts in this EconTalk podcast.
In this podcast summary, Will MacAskill talks about longtermism and his recent book, “What We Owe the Future”. The original podcast is 2 hours 54 minutes. The estimated reading time for this summary (excluding “My Thoughts”) is 42 minutes.
The Total View suggests that we should seek to maximise total wellbeing, including by creating new lives. There are problems with the Total View that have concerning implications in practice.
William MacAskill is one of the founders of the Effective Altruism (EA) movement. In Doing Good Better, he explains the reasoning behind a lot of EA ideas. The EA movement has changed a bit since 2015, when MacAskill wrote the book. But the core ideas in Doing Good Better are still very solid and worth understanding.