Do You Care Whether There Are "Successful" Effective Altruists? 2022-06-26T18:54:21.845Z
Have The Effective Altruists And Rationalists Brainwashed Me? 2022-06-19T16:05:15.348Z
My Effective Altruism Story 2022-06-05T15:56:15.429Z
My Morality 2022-05-15T16:35:22.358Z
Grappling With The Hinge Of History Part 2: Bayesian Dilemma 2022-04-19T17:38:44.958Z
Grappling With The Hinge Of History Part 1: What It Means And Why I Care 2022-04-14T23:40:18.025Z


Comment by Matt Goldwater (Matt_Goldwater) on Overreacting to current events can be very costly · 2022-10-06T04:44:49.848Z · EA · GW

How irrational was it to be concerned about long covid pre-vaccination? That was my mistake. I presume I should've done something differently. But I don't have much medical knowledge or a strong intuition for how to analyze a study.  

Comment by Matt Goldwater (Matt_Goldwater) on A laundry list of anxieties about launching my blog: any feedback appreciated! · 2022-06-18T18:12:39.881Z · EA · GW

If your blog posts are similar to this post, you'll probably be fine. In this post, you seemed transparent about your thoughts and didn't seem arrogant. Although, I do agree that something like a blog title could be taken out of context. Maybe you should share the title you're considering in your post or with friends so people can provide feedback?

Similarly, I'd guess that if you explain your reasoning and confidence in your claims, you'll be more willing to update them after publishing. Then I'd guess you'd be less likely to feel like you've staked your reputation on a statement.

And if nobody reads it, so what? That would be the same outcome as not publishing anyway.

I don't know enough about how your posts would affect your career. But unless your audience is huge, I'd presume you could delete your posts before you apply to jobs.

Comment by Matt Goldwater (Matt_Goldwater) on Deference Culture in EA · 2022-06-10T15:12:47.696Z · EA · GW

When someone defers, they defer to a person or group. And presumably, as someone learns more about a person it becomes easier to decide when to defer to their judgment. 

I agree that learning more about a subject would help someone assess any person/group who claims to have knowledge about that subject.

Comment by Matt Goldwater (Matt_Goldwater) on Big List of Cause Candidates: January 2021–March 2022 update · 2022-04-30T21:29:48.594Z · EA · GW

Maybe it's worth adding snakebite deaths to the global health list.

Comment by Matt Goldwater (Matt_Goldwater) on EA Creatives and Communicators Slack · 2022-03-01T01:22:59.830Z · EA · GW

Hey ! I'd be happy to join. I'm planning to start a blog on a wide variety of EA related topics.

Comment by Matt Goldwater (Matt_Goldwater) on EA Forum feature suggestion thread · 2022-02-27T20:52:48.612Z · EA · GW

Awesome. Thanks for letting me know!

Comment by Matt Goldwater (Matt_Goldwater) on EA Forum feature suggestion thread · 2022-02-27T02:39:09.962Z · EA · GW

It would be great if I could link to a comment.

(And sorry if this was already suggested. I couldn't find it when I searched "link to")

Comment by Matt Goldwater (Matt_Goldwater) on What brand should EA buy? If we had to buy one. · 2022-02-08T19:12:39.609Z · EA · GW

EA satire sounds interesting. How about Mad Magazine? That would be cheaper than Last Week Tonight, the brand isn’t attached to one person like John Oliver and it could be a good job for people that have written rationalist fiction?