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[link post] The Case for Longtermism in The New York Times 2022-08-05T16:27:56.926Z
Some updates in EA communications 2022-08-02T20:13:57.265Z
Former high school debaters: Share this VBI EA scholarship with your old team! 2022-06-03T13:29:04.905Z
New Yorkers: take <5m to help reimburse kidney donors! 2022-06-01T01:33:28.303Z
[Link post] The Esoteric Social Movement Behind This Cycle’s Most Expensive House Race 2022-05-17T18:17:04.429Z
abierohrig's Shortform 2022-04-20T11:13:18.978Z
What are great marketing ideas to encourage pre-orders of What We Owe The Future? 2022-03-30T20:42:36.763Z

Comments

Comment by abierohrig on Effective Altruism for Muslims · 2022-07-27T17:14:43.271Z · EA · GW

This is very exciting!!  Best of luck with your launch!

Comment by abierohrig on WWOTF: Is there an existing reading guide or reading group syllabus? · 2022-07-08T18:52:01.864Z · EA · GW

Thanks  Pablo and Aris!

Currently we don't have plans to do a WWOTF-specific reading group syllabus in time for the start of school, but I'd be excited about possibly working with you on one if you're interested — let's continue over email :) 

Comment by abierohrig on Legal Impact for Chickens files its first lawsuit! Costco shareholder derivative case · 2022-07-08T07:57:54.875Z · EA · GW

Awesome work, and best of luck!!

Comment by abierohrig on New Yorkers: take <5m to help reimburse kidney donors! · 2022-06-01T21:02:26.219Z · EA · GW

Yes it has!! 🎉 Thank you to all who contacted their assembly-member :) 

It still needs to be signed into law by Governor Hochul — I'll likely make another post soon about how to email her office to increase the likelihood of that happening. 

Comment by abierohrig on abierohrig's Shortform · 2022-04-20T11:13:19.073Z · EA · GW

25% off What We Owe The Future on Barnes and Noble through April 22! 

Hey all, if you use the discount code PREORDER25 on Barnes and Noble before April 22, you will get 25% off What We Owe The Future. The link is below: 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/what-we-owe-the-future-william-macaskill/1140658116?ean=9781541618626

Comment by abierohrig on Announcing What We Owe The Future · 2022-04-05T10:03:03.875Z · EA · GW

They do not count for the NYT bestseller list, but they do count for your respective national bestseller list

Comment by abierohrig on Announcing What We Owe The Future · 2022-03-31T14:47:07.164Z · EA · GW

The price is set by the publisher, so for now there's nothing we can do directly reduce the price of the book on Amazon, etc. (In the future, an EA publishing house could make sure EA books are priced more accessibly! See Fin Moorhouse's post here

In the coming months, we'll likely partner with bookstores to do pre-order discounts (eg. 25% off), and EA groups can use funding to purchase copies of the book for their members. So if pre-ordering now is price prohibitive, there will be other opportunities later on to pre-order. 

Comment by abierohrig on Announcing What We Owe The Future · 2022-03-31T14:40:48.614Z · EA · GW

Yes, it will!

Comment by abierohrig on Announcing What We Owe The Future · 2022-03-31T14:39:26.797Z · EA · GW

Yes, the covers are final

Comment by abierohrig on I feel anxious that there is all this money around. Let's talk about it · 2022-03-31T12:41:53.743Z · EA · GW

A quick note about the use of "bad faith criticisms" — I don't think it's the case that every argument against "taking money from internet billionaires" is bad faith, where bad faith is defined as falsely presenting one's motives, consciously using poor evidence or reasoning, or some other intentional duplicitousness.

 It seems perfectly possible for one to coherently and in good faith argue that EA should not take money from billionaires. Perhaps in practice you find such high-quality good faith takes lacking, but in any case I think it's important not to categorically dismiss them as bad faith. 

Comment by abierohrig on Announcing What We Owe The Future · 2022-03-31T11:33:15.887Z · EA · GW

Yes, it will once launched! (Will is doing the audiobook) 

Comment by abierohrig on Announcing What We Owe The Future · 2022-03-31T09:43:12.503Z · EA · GW

Not for now! It's valuable to have pre-orders a different booksellers, and we think the distribution of where people naturally end up ordering from is likely to be optimal. 

Comment by abierohrig on Announcing What We Owe The Future · 2022-03-30T21:17:18.379Z · EA · GW

Ah, thank you for pointing out the outdated e-book link! (Just edited to remove.) The bestseller list switched from having just e-books as a category to a combined print and e-books category, as you describe. It's still advantageous to order the hardcover since this list is given more attention for new books, and it is more difficult to hit the combined print  and e-book list, since it involves competing with more books. 

Comment by abierohrig on Announcing What We Owe The Future · 2022-03-30T20:14:13.660Z · EA · GW

Thanks, Garrison!

My understanding is that hardcover and e-book sales are counted for different categories of The New York Times Bestsellers List. (There are several categories for non-fiction: hardcover, paperback, e-book, and combined print and e-book.) 

Reaching the hardcover bestseller list tends to get more attention for new releases than the e-book bestseller list, so it's a more valuable list to be on. 

Comment by abierohrig on Pre-announcing a contest for critiques and red teaming · 2022-03-25T12:06:59.324Z · EA · GW

Very excited that this is getting off the ground!! :) 

Comment by abierohrig on A new media outlet focused in part on philanthropy · 2022-03-13T14:05:03.809Z · EA · GW

Thanks, Teddy! Excited to read more of your work! 

Comment by abierohrig on A new media outlet focused in part on philanthropy · 2022-03-13T14:03:35.132Z · EA · GW

+1! 

Comment by abierohrig on EA Internships Board Now Live! · 2021-12-20T14:34:55.021Z · EA · GW

Thank you, this is amazing work! This will be very helpful to share with our intro fellows who are interested in internships this summer.