Book Giveaway “Doing Good Better”

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Doing Good Better is an excellent introduction to effective altruism, revealing surprising data about the best ways to make a difference.

Most of us want to do good. We give our time and money to causes we deem worthy, choose careers that feel meaningful, and support the products and businesses we believe will make the world a better place. Unfortunately, we often base these decisions on assumptions and emotions rather than facts. As a result, even our best intentions can lead to ineffective and sometimes downright harmful outcomes.

How can we do better?

William MacAskill has spent the last five years developing the philosophy of effective altruism, which applies data and scientific reasoning to the normally sentimental world of doing good. In the course of his research he’s come to the remarkable conclusion that most ways of doing good achieve little but that focusing our efforts on the most effective causes gives us enormous power to make the world a better place.

In Doing Good Better, MacAskill introduces the principles underlying effective altruism and sets out a practical guide to increasing your impact through your career, volunteering, and charitable donations.

We're giving away free copies of Doing Good Better to help people learn more about effective altruism

Praise for Doing Good Better

Beautifully written and extremely smart. Doing Good Better should be required reading for anyone interested in making the world better.”

– Steven Levitt, University of Chicago economist and author of Freakonomics

Superb. This must-read book will lead people to change their careers, their lives, and the world for the better.

– Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

Photograph of William McAskill, author of 'Doing Good Better'

About the Author

William MacAskill is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lincoln College, Oxford, and was one of the co-founders of the effective altruism movement.

Photograph of the book 'Doing Good Better' by William McAskill Go

Request your free copy of Doing Good Better

Please note that we’re only able to send books to New Zealand addresses at this time. 

If you’re living overseas, you should be able to find an affordable copy of Doing Good Better on Amazon or ThriftBooks etc.

Alternatively, you could download a free copy of Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save (which introduces some of the basic ideas of effective altruism, albiet in less depth than Doing Good Better) on The Life You Can Save’s website.

If there are any issues with the form, you haven’t received your book, or you just want to get in touch, feel free to contact us at [email protected]