Criticism of effective altruism

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Critical pieces

globalcitizen.org

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/africa-doesnt-need-a-savior-america-needs-a-savior/

A Kenyan activist argues that Americans (though the point applies more broadly, of course) should stay in their own countries and tackle problems like homelessness and police racism, rather than trying to save Africa. He explicitly disagrees with the suggestion (made by a young black American woman) that we should prioritise problems in the developing world because they are more severe. It's also noteworthy for making many of the same arguments for "Philanthrolocalism" as this article (http://www.philanthropydaily.com/the-coming-showdown-betwe…/) e.g. that it's better to focus on your local community where people know you and you know them.