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I made a video on engineered pandemics 2020-12-21T21:07:38.581Z

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Comment by jeroen_w on Why EA groups should not use “Effective Altruism” in their name. · 2021-02-26T14:07:50.374Z · EA · GW

I really like this! Haven't read such a thought-provoking EA forum post in a while. Some initial thoughts I have: In case of local groups, could it be best to avoid the name of the city/region? Ex. 'Positive Impact Brussels' sounds like you're trying to make a positive impact in Brussels, not on the world. On the other hand, perhaps many local groups will then end up with the same names and they will become indistinguishable. Maybe that can be solved by saying something like 'Brussels for the World'... (I don't think this sounds good, but it might spark better ideas).

Comment by jeroen_w on I made a video on engineered pandemics · 2020-12-22T11:24:44.645Z · EA · GW

Thank you! There is actually a longer version of my video (that I didn't publish) where I mention the EA longterm future fund and quickly pitch EA itself. But I decided to cut out that part because I already share it in a link in the description and it didn't add a lot to the central claims of the video. It would've made the video longer and lose its focus.

Comment by jeroen_w on Clarifying the Giving What We Can pledge · 2017-02-08T00:32:25.402Z · EA · GW

What is the generally advised minimum income level at which to start doing the 10% pledge? I guess there should be enough money left to make investments and/or to save money.