Can “effective altruism” maximise the bang for each charitable buck?

Can “effective altruism” maximise the bang for each charitable buck?

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DONORS to charities rarely make the sort of cost-benefit calculations investors, for example, would think obligatory. So charities attract donations with pictures of smiling gap-toothed children, rather than spreadsheets showing how they actually spend their money. Tugging at the heartstrings, however, does little to allay the doubts of economists sceptical about the efficacy of charity.…