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Nick Bostrom’s perfect congruence with bigotry: How Effective Altruism buttresses the suffering of the | Opinion

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Nick Bostrom is one of the most important present-day philosophers of philanthropy and charitable giving. This month he apologized for a hideously racist email he wrote back in 1995. In doing so, he inadvertently showed that racism and philanthropy can happily coexist. He also showed that philanthropy is often deployed to buttress racism, and vice versa. Sounding sage READ MORE: Scholars and lawmakers are outraged over DeSantis’ rejection of AP African-American curriculum Bostrom isn’t quite a household name. But he’s a central figure in the Effective Altruism movement, dedicated to rationaliz…

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