To date, The Giving Carnival has been (in the words of Holden of GiveWell), a “collection of disconnected editorials”. I’d much rather it become (again in Holden’s words) a “space to provide dialogue and constructive criticism”.
To that end I’m going to start tracking the debates that ensue and centralizing them here. If the essays sparked something in you, comment on the author’s post, or on The Giving Carnival post.
This Carnival was more specific in its question than previous editions. I received fewer submissions than normal, but they were all excellent. I’m going to continue to experiment with a more detailed question format to see if we can spur some real debate. The authors who did submit posts this week are all sharp thinkers and I think the collection of their points of view is as good as anything you’d find on this topic.