#1 Larry Summers on his Career Lessons and Effective Altruism

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I’m here because I believe in [effective altruism] and I admire the idea that you can both count and care. I think too often people who care think that that removes from them the obligation to count and be rigorous and be evaluative and be tough minded. And I’ve always thought that the morally important something is, the more important it is to be brutally analytical and clinically calculating as you go about making decisions. And I think that’s part of a philosophy of effective altruism, and that’s something I admire.
— Larry Summers