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Debate on Ranked Choice v. Approval Voting 2021-03-20T20:40:17.304Z
Panel discussion on weighing risk and impact in philanthropy 2021-02-02T22:40:48.162Z
An inner debate on risk aversion and systemic change 2021-02-02T22:31:08.088Z

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Comment by AndrewDoris on Debate on Ranked Choice v. Approval Voting · 2021-04-08T16:49:50.632Z · EA · GW

Just following up with a link to the debate recording:  Debate on Alternative Voting Systems - YouTube.

Comment by AndrewDoris on An inner debate on risk aversion and systemic change · 2021-02-04T16:20:07.297Z · EA · GW

That's all good, intuitive advice. I'd considered something like moral luck before but hadn't heard the official term, so thanks for the link.

I imagine it could also help, psychologically, to donate somewhere safe if your work is particularly risky. That way you build a safety net. In the best case, your work saves the world; in the worst case, you're earning to give and saving lives anyway, which is nothing to sneeze at.

My human capital may best position me to focus my work on one cause to the exclusion of others. But my money is equally deliverable to any of them. So it shouldn't be inefficient to hedge bets in this way if the causes are equally good.

Comment by AndrewDoris on An inner debate on risk aversion and systemic change · 2021-02-03T05:07:13.633Z · EA · GW

Thanks for the encouragement!  The framing's for my own benefit, too. I've found it helps me navigate big decisions to write out the best case I can think of for both sides, and then reread sometime later to see which best convinces me.