The Moral Imperative of Effective Altruism

This past August, a thousand or so entrepreneurs gathered in Berkeley, California to talk about making the world a better place. They represented the usual suspects you’d find at a Bay Area conference – data wonks, business strategists, venture capitalists, and...

Is The Universe Conscious?

I’ve been doing some reading lately about the role of consciousness in the Universe. Now up is Beyond Biocentrism, by Robert Lanza, one of the world’s most famous scientists. Lanza’s premise is that life is not merely an accidental outcome of a...

Why Americans Don’t Trust Charities

An article in this week’s Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that 1 in 3 Americans lacks faith in charities, according to a new poll: More than 80 percent said charities do a very good or somewhat good job helping people. But a significant number expressed concern...