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January 13, 2010

Haiti & charity

Filed under: Culture,Haiti — David Hume @ 8:52 pm

A reader asked about donating to alleviate the suffering in Haiti. In particular, making sure that the donations don’t go toward religious or Leftist ends. My own personal assumption is in line with the recommendations of the The GiveWell Blog:

A few notes:

What do readers think about this? It seems that the Haitian Earthquake is a major disaster in part because of long-term structural issues. On the other hand core human nature compels us to act in the interests of alleviating proximate suffering.


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