Society grows great when there are people employed full time to keep on top of things and route funding to the most important projects that we wouldn't even know about.
@faun If we're taking financial hegemony as a given, then I'd just say that these efforts provisionally patch up the holes that the governing paradigm regularly tears in the fabric of society.
@gpsych It's conceivable that the natural culmination of Effective Altruism as an intellectual project will be socialist political activism, but I haven't been convinced of this yet; it seems that there are too many object-level fires burning that must be put out right away, that are generally ignored by government, or will eventually supercede it
@gpsych In this case, for instance, you can't win an election and fix tech if you neglected to feed the non-profit development projects that oppose the bad tech that currently determines elections.
@faun very true and I in no way endorse the dismantling of ethical donor coalitions' beneficiaries. We're better for having EFF and Matrix.org while capital's conquest continues unabated.
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