Annie Lowrey

staff writer at The Atlantic

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Disgraced FTX leader Sam Bankman-Fried is considered one of the founders of the effective altruism movement. Has it ever been successful?

Can Silicon Valley’s effective altruism help solve world’s biggest problems?

Disgraced FTX leader Sam Bankman-Fried is considered one of the founders of the effective altruism movement. Has it ever been successful?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Calm. It’s something many people haven’t felt a lot during more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calm app made meditation chic — and billions of dollars along the way

Calm. It’s something many people haven’t felt a lot during more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Heading into July, coronavirus is spreading in California, rent is due in one day, and extra unemployment benefits will run out soon. At least 40 million Americans are out of work.

Americans face threat of financial ruin as coronavirus continues

Heading into July, coronavirus is spreading in California, rent is due in one day, and extra unemployment benefits will run out soon. At least 40 million Americans are out of work.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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