Is the Protestant Work Ethic Real?

Freakonomics Radio | 6 July 2018 | 0h 40m | Listen Later  | iTunes
In the early 20th century, Max Weber argued that Protestantism created wealth. Finally, there are data to appraise whether he was right. All it took were some missionary experiments in the Philippines and a clever map-matching trick that goes back to 16th-century Germany.

How to Save a Stranger’s Life

Future Perfect | 15 October 2018 | 0h 21m | Listen Later  | iTunes
An introduction to Effective Altruism, the movement to make charitable giving more effective, illustrated with a story of donating a kidney to a stranger.

Effective Altruism – the Science of Doing Good

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 11 July 2018 | 1h 05m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with William MacAskill, co-founder and President of the Centre for Effective Altruism, Associate Professor in Philosophy at Oxford University, and author of “Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference.” Makes the case that we should use reason and evidence to find the best possible ways to use our resources to make the biggest possible impact in the world.