Alexander Middleton

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Views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Consequentialist/utilitarian (or think that this covers the most important considerations)
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Improving rationality or science
Political reform
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Diet: 
Reducing the amount of meat I eat
Other social movements identified with: 
Feminist
LGBTQ
Rationalist/LessWrong
Skeptic/atheist
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Effective giving
Existential risk and far future causes
Global poverty
Movement-building
Prioritization research
Rationality

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2015
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
The online EA community
GiveWell
80,000 Hours
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
0-5 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
GiveWell
What can the Effective Altruism community help you with? : 
  • Getting in touch with other EA's in my area
  • Career advice

 

Career

Planned career path: 
Research
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
34%-66% chance I will take this path in the future.

Demographics

Name: 
Alexander Middleton
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
Country: 
Canada
City: 
Toronto
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre
Full-time student?: 
Yes