Effective Altruism is philosophically pluralistic, but has certain close ties with utilitarianism and the greatest happiness principle. Here, HEA member Stephen Casper discusses his personal take on the philosophy behind equality and aggregation.
While Effective Altruism is not defined by utilitarianism, there is a great deal of overlap. Check out HEA member, Stephen Casper’s blog post on utilitarianism.
In this report, we evaluated interventions to combat the growing opioid epidemic in the United States. We developed a methodology for evaluating interventions based on 3 key criteria: evidence, cost-effectiveness, and scalability. We also created a scoring rubric to simplify our conclusions on the strength of the interventions in each of these 3 areas. We looked at interventions in 5 broad problem areas: pain treatment, opioid supply, addiction treatment, access/referral to treatment, and harm reduction.