01 June 2022

Post Prize #2: Building Agency

Post Prize #2: Building Agency

Tyler Cowen writes: “At critical moments in time, you can raise the aspirations of other people significantly, especially when they are relatively young, simply by suggesting they do something better or more ambitious than what they might have in mind […] This is in fact one of the most valuable things you can do with your time and with your life.”

We agree. For this post prize, we want to read your advice on how and why to increase your agency, reject ‘cheems mindset’, and aim higher. We want readers to feel more empowered to act on that idea they had for improving the world.

We don’t want to read a highly theoretical account of the meaning of agency. We want concrete, actionable advice for yourself or others on now to actually increase your agency. Stories and examples are encouraged.

Prize: Like before, we’ll award $1000 to the most outstanding pieces

Deadline: Opens June 1st, Closes June 29th

How to submit: When you have finished your piece, tweet a link to it and tag and follow our Twitter, @effective_ideas. If you’re not on Twitter, email it to nickwhitaker@effectiveideas.org with the subject line Post Prize #2. Looking forward to reading them!