Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Birthday Charity

I've previously noted the norm-shaping importance of public giving, for which social-networking sites like Facebook seem especially well suited. The Facebook "Causes" application now makes this even easier, by encouraging users to make a "birthday wish" inviting their friends to donate to their preferred charity.

Today I get to make use of this new feature, picking GiveWell as my (meta-)charity of choice.

If you're a Facebook user, you can view my birthday wish here (and donate here). Or, if you don't use Facebook, feel free to donate directly to Givewell. Thanks!


  1. Happy birthday! Enjoyed the blog for years.

  2. Happy Birthday fellow kiwi philosophy blogger!

    We have been following your blog and have had you on our philosophy blogroll for years now.

    Keep up the great work.


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