"if everyone thought like this"

...then, what? Every dollar of charity would be most efficiently invested and we'd solve the highest impact problems before moving on to others?

What happens if everyone thinks like this?

Diminishing returns. Giving $100M to a $10M problem because of information lag doesn't actually allocate money nearly as efficiently as you might hope.

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by Gondolinian 1 min read15th Dec 2014309 comments


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