How to Avoid Making Things Worse When You’re Trying to Do Good

It’s too easy when you want to help that you actually make things worse. This article should be required reading for anyone who is setting out to have an impact on the world. It’s long, but well structured and easy to follow, with a handy table of contents. The six risks named are excellently chosen.

“So if you’re going to try to have an impact, and especially if you’re going to be ambitious about it, it’s very important to carefully consider how you might accidentally make things worse.”

Ways people trying to do good accidentally make things worse, and how to avoid them | 80,000 Hours


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Aaron Miller

Aaron Miller

Provo, UT