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Future of Humanity Institute is hiring 2015-12-08T16:34:06.090Z · score: 9 (9 votes)
$5 billion in moral trade surplus? 2015-02-04T17:22:23.663Z · score: 13 (13 votes)

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Comment by andrew_sb on Why and how to assess expertise · 2016-02-14T08:42:20.290Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · EA · GW

"the measure Pomodoro-maximization might accidentally become the target, even though the intended target is goal completion."

Nonsense.

Comment by andrew_sb on Future of Humanity Institute is hiring · 2015-12-09T09:29:29.192Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · EA · GW

Overall we are way more talent constrained rather than funding constrained. The UK xrisk ecosystem has managed to get something like $10m from non-EA sources, and now recruitment is our biggest bottleneck. As mentioned below, we do hire people without PhDs to our 'postdoc' positions.

Comment by andrew_sb on Future of Humanity Institute is hiring · 2015-12-09T09:26:18.887Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA · GW

We do hire people without PhDs—appropriate edits done :)

Comment by andrew_sb on $5 billion in moral trade surplus? · 2015-03-03T17:41:04.625Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA · GW

And the paper on it (http://www.amirrorclear.net/academic/papers/moral-trade.pdf)

Comment by andrew_sb on $5 billion in moral trade surplus? · 2015-02-06T10:51:01.322Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA · GW

Good point, this certainly wouldn't work for lobbying. But over 50% of donations still come from wealthy individuals or small donations, so it's a substantial absolute amount of money that still could benefit from moral trade.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_finance_in_the_United_States

Comment by andrew_sb on $5 billion in moral trade surplus? · 2015-02-06T10:46:55.319Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

I envision this targeting the general public.

I suppose I have a higher credence in a wide audience finding this really appealing. By spending X dollars, you're canceling out X dollars of the other side while simultaneously sending 2*X dollars to an actual charity.

Nobody likes the negative ads in the US - plenty of people donate in order to 'prevent the other side from winning' more than supporting their own candidate.

Comment by andrew_sb on $5 billion in moral trade surplus? · 2015-02-05T09:39:23.752Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · EA · GW

I suppose I will forever be denied this rite of passage, as I totally took it from Toby's paper about year ago :)

Comment by andrew_sb on [link] Importance Motivation: a double-edged sword · 2015-02-04T10:27:03.046Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

:)