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From Feel-Good to High-Yield Good: How to Improve Philanthropy and Aid

Most aid and philanthropy decisions are made based on persuasive sounding narratives, and we relish taking part in those stories, even if the actual results are mixed. But the results of the most pragmatic approach, built on statistics and economic analysis rather than narrative, can be stunning.

Bjorn Lomborg discusses as part of his talk for the Long Now Foundation. 

Watch the full video here.