I feel like Effective Altruism and Progress Studies are similar in many ways. Both are trying to take a fresh look at some basic facts of our world and prioritize things according to an underlying philosophy. Personally, I am a little bit more convinced by the "progress studies" philosophy - the theory that making scientific and technological progress is the best way to improve the world in the long run.
However, there is one big advantage of Effective Altruism, which is that it is "actionable" in a casual way. I can just donate some money to GiveWell and be reasonably confident that it is going to a cause that is very well aligned with EA philosophy.
What's the alternative for someone who is more inclined to the "progress studies" philosophy? Maybe this doesn't really exist, and I just wish that this existed.