April 22, 2019
by Grant Faber, BBA ‘19 / MS ‘21
More than 70 billion farm animals are killed for food each year, along with trillions of sea animals. And about 67 percent of humanity lives on less than $10 per day. These depressing statistics represent some of the worst problems that conscious beings on Earth face: existential risk, factory farming, and global poverty respectively.
Effective altruism (EA) is a philosophy and international social movement that uses evidence and rigorous research to determine the most effective ways to identify and solve these kinds of problems. And, I’m happy to say, it recently found its way into Michigan Ross.