Rational Charity

Heartwarming causes are nice, but let’s give to charity with our heads

The opportunity costs of charity and raising the question of altruism. This is why I was proud of my high school for selecting to donate to seven kids who needed surgery/treatment for cerebral palsy instead of choosing the more popular, and better marketed, WWF (World Wildlife Organization) or Salvation Army, which was getting supplies through another school event anyway.

Also, I now know of charitable organizations that I could (probably, research time!) be proud of sending my money to, and discussing, instead of only donating my time as I’ve been doing out of trepidation.

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