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comment by Nathan Young (nathan) ·
2020-12-06T00:10:06.244Z · EA(p) · GW(p)
I don't think the coversation here goes that well. Rogan can be conspiratorially minded and so Yglesias (to my mind) tries to correct some of that, which becomes a bit patronising in tone. I wouldn't be surprised if he felt it went poorly. The youtube video has equal likes and dislikes, which is very bad (you usually expect a ratio of 10-100x more likes, I guess) .
I don't think this is particularly useful, but it does show the risk of introducing ideas on a large program which is tonally different to yours - JRE is socially conservative, politically left but critical of the left and a bit conspiratorial, Yglesias is technocratic and wonkish.
But good on him for mentioning GiveWell and good on Rogan for having someone relatively different on. Apologies if this is garbled, it's quite late here. Happy to explain points if necessary.