Comment by milan_griffes on Should EA collectively leave Facebook? · 2019-04-22T21:07:58.935Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Interesting. Why don't you care that Facebook is mind-hacky?

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-22T21:06:31.204Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · EA · GW
I would like you to say more about this. It seems plausible to me that training rationality is orders of magnitude more impactful for the longrun, so this is an objection to counter.

Yes, there's a lot to say on this.

Comparing rationality training programs (e.g. CFAR, e.g. Paradigm Academy) to psychedelic trips is tricky. It's hard to make an apples-to-apples comparison, because the interventions are operating on very different levels of abstraction.

The rationality training programs I know of operate almost entirely on the conceptual level (though I believe Paradigm uses some bodywork modalities also). The basic structure of conceptual rationality training is something like:

  • Instructor says some words about a rationality topic
  • Trainee hears these words & tries to internalize the topic
  • Trainee practices their internalized version of the rationality topic (by themselves, with other trainees, or with the instructor)
    • Instructor provides feedback to trainee to improve the trainee's internalized model of the topic

I think this structure can work really well for information & technique transference, especially when the trainee is engaged & the instructor is skillful.

The basic structure of a psychedelic trip is very different:

  • Tripper thinks about and articulates the intentions & expectations they have about their upcoming psychedelic experience (to themselves, or to a facilitator)
  • Tripper ingests a psychedelic (by themselves, or with a sober facilitator present)
  • Tripper has a psychedelic experience. A wide range of subjective experiences can happen:
    • Old memories can come up and/or become salient
    • New perspectives about friends, family, one's immediate environment can be adopted
    • Emotions can be felt very intensely, especially emotions about salient people & topics in the tripper's life
    • Insights (or more skeptically, "insights") can be had about the tripper's psychology, social assumptions, epistemic assumptions, and metaphysical assumptions
    • New personal narratives ("this is the story of my life; this is what my life's about") can be adopted
  • Once sober, tripper integrates the experience (by themselves, or in dialogue a facilitator)
    • How did the actual trip match up to your expectations about the trip?
    • What came up? What was interesting? What was trivial, or silly?
    • Did anything come up that's worth incorporating into your everyday life?

I think this structure can be very helpful for surfacing emotional blocks (e.g. akratic feelings), as well as for resolving known emotional blocks.

The psychedelic experience can also help change one's assumptions + internal monologue + personal narrative, usually in ways that are considered helpful. (Note that it doesn't do this automatically, it can just help "loosen you up." You still have to opt in to making changes about these things.)

So, to the extent that we're limited by information & technique transference, I'd expect conceptual rationality training to be more leveraged.

And to the extent that we're limited by emotional blocks & unhelpful personal narratives, I'd expect the psychedelic experience to be more leveraged.

(I'm not claiming that the psychedelic experience is the only thing that helps with emotional blocks, etc. Many other techniques can also help, though the other techniques I know of tend to take much longer to bear fruit.)

Comment by milan_griffes on Should EA collectively leave Facebook? · 2019-04-22T20:41:07.299Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW

In my experience, almost all the value of Facebook (like >99%) flows from Facebook groups & Facebook messenger (edit: also Facebook event invites, occasionally). Blocking the newsfeed helps me focus on the parts of Facebook that actually add value.

(More conspiratorially, the newsfeed is where Facebook deploys a lot of its mind-hacking techniques, and I really don't like the notion of having my mind / attention hacked. This is basically an aesthetic preference.)

Also, Twitter does a much better job at the "newsfeed" thing, and Twitter's feed is much easier to curate & generally less mind-hacky.

Comment by milan_griffes on Should EA collectively leave Facebook? · 2019-04-22T19:01:39.026Z · score: 6 (4 votes) · EA · GW

PSA: everyone reading this who also uses Facebook should absolutely install a newsfeed blocker.

FB Purity is excellent: https://www.fbpurity.com/

Regardless of your opinions about Facebook, using a newsfeed blocker will absolutely make your Facebook experience better.

Comment by milan_griffes on Should EA collectively leave Facebook? · 2019-04-22T18:59:48.570Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

I think Zvi is assuming readers have already read the previous articles he links to at the top of post.

Should EA collectively leave Facebook?

2019-04-22T18:54:04.317Z · score: 5 (4 votes)
Comment by milan_griffes on Burnout: What is it and how to Treat it. · 2019-04-20T00:14:49.841Z · score: 5 (6 votes) · EA · GW

Could a Forum mod give more context about the deleted comment on this post?

(The one deleted by Max Dalton on 2018-11-8)

Seems like the comment was deleted by a mod, not by the comment author. If that's correct...

  • Was the comment author informed that their comment was being deleted?
  • Did the comment author consent to have their comment deleted?
  • What about the comment led to it being deleted by a mod?

This is surprising to me; I wasn't aware that EA Forum mods were deleting content from the Forum.

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-19T17:29:57.627Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks, this is helpful.

It's tricky to think about from my perspective – two true things seem in tension:

  • (1) New business is being started, and the founder definitely wants people to use their product.
  • (2) New business is being started because the founder thinks starting it is an impactful thing to do.

So it feels like there's a balance to strike between (1) & (2) in the communications around the retreat.

Following (1), we'd want more folks to attend the retreat. Following (2), we're indifferent to whether folks attend the retreat, and really just want to get people's thoughts on the retreat as new EA project.

Does the tension I'm pointing to make sense?

[Disclosure: I'm helping out Atman Retreat as an advisor; views are my own]

Comment by milan_griffes on Should EA grantmaking be subject to independent audit? · 2019-04-19T16:22:02.300Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Tangentially relevant: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/update-how-were-thinking-about-openness-and-information-sharing

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-19T16:07:00.881Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Also note that the Openness result Scott talks about hasn't replicated: https://www.enthea.net/griffiths-2017-2.html

(More research needed, as always.)

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-19T16:05:22.587Z · score: 6 (3 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks. The Slate Star Codex post is definitely interesting, though it's easy to construct a set of countervailing examples – people who use psychedelics & seem pretty sensible (e.g. Steve Jobs, Eric Weinstein, Tim Ferriss, off the top of my head).

edit: Sam Harris, Elon Musk, Aldous Huxley are also in the "use psychedelics & seem pretty sensible" category.

Also, Gregory was noting a correlation within EA specifically; none of these examples speak to that.

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-19T06:02:47.769Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · EA · GW
This trend is a weak one, with many exceptions; I also don't know about direction of causation. Yet this is enough to make me recommend that taking psychedelics to 'make one a better EA' is very ill-advised.

Given the weakness of the trend & uncertainty about how the causation runs, "very ill-advised" seems too strong.

Also your view doesn't account for the potential upsides of psychedelic use.

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-19T06:01:06.344Z · score: 9 (4 votes) · EA · GW
... in EA, psychedelic use seems to go along with a cluster of bad epistemic practice (e.g. pseudoscience, neurobabble, 'enlightenment', obscurantism).

Could you link to some public-facing examples of the bad epistemic practice you have in mind?

(I don't share your intuition so would like to get a better idea of what's generating it.)

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-19T01:04:46.616Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW
... I think a better set up would have been: 'psychedelics look good whether you just value the near-term or the long-term'

Good point – I agree that the near-term / long-term distinction is better for this.

Comment by milan_griffes on Complex value & situational awareness · 2019-04-18T23:58:03.671Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Also I'm not confident you internalized this part of the post:

Maintaining situational awareness dovetails nicely with adding complex value – the better your situational awareness, the more opportunities for adding complex value you'll see.

Could be restated as: "situational awareness uncovers opportunities for adding complex value."

In some sense, "person was situationally aware" is upstream of all examples of adding complex value.

Comment by milan_griffes on Thoughts on 80,000 Hours’ research that might help with job-search frustrations · 2019-04-18T23:10:42.443Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Perhaps the case for keeping the page up has something to do with the page being highly ranked on Google search...

Comment by milan_griffes on Complex value & situational awareness · 2019-04-18T22:44:16.059Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Some of Eli Tyre's work is also a good example of this. Details on this thread.

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-18T22:09:05.064Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · EA · GW
otherwise why would there be no studies listed that found no effect or a negative effect?

Aaron did link to Nichols 2016, a review article on psychedelics that includes discussion of associated risks and potential side effects.

The academic research on psychedelics has been generally very positive.

"Bad trips" may not even be a pathology – see Carbonaro et al. 2016, a survey of people who'd reported having bad trips. Carbonaro et al. found that 84% of people who had bad trips "endorsed benefiting from the experience."

Comment by milan_griffes on A mental health resource for EA community · 2019-04-18T22:02:14.699Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · EA · GW
Common triggers of psychosis... some medications or drugs, especially marijuana, psychedelics, MDMA

Re: psychedelics & psychosis risk, see Krebs & Johansen 2013, a study of National Survey on Drug Use and Health data (n = 130,152) which found:

21,967 respondents (13.4% weighted) reported lifetime psychedelic use. There were no significant associations between lifetime use of any psychedelics, lifetime use of specific psychedelics (LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, peyote), or past year use of LSD and increased rate of any of the mental health outcomes.
Rather, in several cases psychedelic use was associated with lower rate of mental health problems.

More detail on this comment thread.

Comment by milan_griffes on Is Modern Monetary Theory a good idea? · 2019-04-18T21:23:10.982Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

+1

I think monetary policy etc. has a lot of relevance to things EA cares about.

Happily it's already on Open Phil's radar: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/research/cause-reports/macroeconomic-policy

Comment by milan_griffes on Complex value & situational awareness · 2019-04-18T19:24:02.982Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Actually, I've gotten a lot of personal value from being on a couple facebook messenger groups he curates. That's not confidential :-)

Comment by milan_griffes on Complex value & situational awareness · 2019-04-18T19:22:00.061Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Unfortunately (and also related to some of the points of the OP), all the concrete examples that come to mind are confidential.

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-18T19:03:25.645Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW
(Also FYI, the findings from the 2011 paper SSC references haven't been replicated.)

Here's more on one failure to replicate the Openness result: https://www.enthea.net/griffiths-2017-2.html

(More research needed, as always.)

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-18T18:57:02.874Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW
I don't see this as a risk for EA/rationalist types though, and would argue that pretty strongly.

+1

I'm very bullish on more big-five openness in the rationality & EA communities, personally.

Comment by milan_griffes on Complex value & situational awareness · 2019-04-18T18:54:02.071Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · EA · GW

"Staying relevant is my long goal"

-- Alex Chen

Comment by milan_griffes on Complex value & situational awareness · 2019-04-18T18:48:54.767Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · EA · GW
Are there particular instances in which you think someone has generated a lot of value by "maintaining situational awareness"?

Alex Chen is the archetype of "generating value by maintaining situational awareness"

https://www.quora.com/profile/Alex-K-Chen

(Among other things, he was the top question-asker on Quora for a long time, and perhaps still holds the record for "asked most questions on Quora")

He's an amazing networker, which is enabled by his situational awareness. (Really anyone who's a good networker is so because of their good situational awareness.)

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-18T18:38:29.871Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · EA · GW

The retreat price is listed in the "Upcoming Retreats" section, near the bottom of the homepage: https://atmanretreat.com

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-18T18:24:15.970Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · EA · GW
I figured the OP was suggesting that people go to the retreat?

Can you point me to the place(s) where the OP is suggesting people go on these retreats?

Perhaps this is the part you have in mind:

We’re launching our first retreats in June, and we think this is a great opportunity to try psychedelics in a safe, legal setting, along with other people who are excited about EA.

Or maybe this is more a subtextual thing you're picking up on?

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-18T18:22:38.586Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

I'm not sure where it's going either :-)

You drew a distinction between the comparison posts I linked to & the OP. I was confused by the distinction you were drawing. I asked for clarification.

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-18T17:47:39.361Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW
Some* of the other posts you link to also ask things of their readers, but they also present a case for why that ask is a particularly exceptional use of resources.

As far as I can tell, OP isn't making an ask of its readers – to me it reads as "FYI here's a new thing you might be interested in!"

Can you point me to the parts where it seems like it's making an ask?

[Disclosure: I'm helping out Atman Retreat as an advisor; views are my own]

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-18T16:42:18.578Z · score: 7 (4 votes) · EA · GW

Re: psychedelics & psychosis risk, see Krebs & Johansen 2013, a study of National Survey on Drug Use and Health data (n = 130,152) which found:

21,967 respondents (13.4% weighted) reported lifetime psychedelic use. There were no significant associations between lifetime use of any psychedelics, lifetime use of specific psychedelics (LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, peyote), or past year use of LSD and increased rate of any of the mental health outcomes.
Rather, in several cases psychedelic use was associated with lower rate of mental health problems.

Unfortunately, it's not a randomized, forward-looking trial. I personally give high-quality retrospective survey research like this some weight when thinking through the risks associated with psychedelics. (And more research is needed, as always.)

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-18T16:36:14.305Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Got it, thanks.

fwiw, I posted stuff like this about 20 months ago, while still in the "idea" phase, and also received a chilly reception then. (I've since removed those posts to avoid Google indexing them.)

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-18T15:57:39.802Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW
I think the EA Forum should be used for sharing ideas with the EA community and receiving useful feedback. I don't think this post is a good example of that.

Could you expand a little more about why it's not a good example of "sharing ideas with the EA community and receiving useful feedback"?

i.e. expand more on how "selling something that you think is a good idea" differs from "sharing something that you think is a good idea"?

Comment by milan_griffes on Thoughts on 80,000 Hours’ research that might help with job-search frustrations · 2019-04-18T06:11:39.254Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · EA · GW

Ah, I hadn't taken the quiz in a couple years. Looks like they've changed it since then.

I just tried 5 different answer-configurations of the quiz: https://80000hours.org/career-quiz/

And got "congressional staffer" or "policy-oriented government job" for all configurations. Guess I should move to DC.

Comment by milan_griffes on EA Hotel fundraiser 4: concrete outputs after 10 months · 2019-04-18T05:54:56.685Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Maybe EA Grants will be up-and-running in time to make a difference? (I'll check with Nicole.)

Comment by milan_griffes on EA Hotel fundraiser 4: concrete outputs after 10 months · 2019-04-18T05:47:07.548Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Ah, sad.

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-17T23:49:27.682Z · score: 17 (10 votes) · EA · GW

For additional background, here's a short (& lossy) argument for psychedelics as Cause X:

  • Almost everyone in EA holds either a longtermist view or a person-affecting view
  • If you hold a longtermist view & you're a consequentialist (as far as I know, most longtermists are consequentialist), consequentialist cluelessness seems like a major theoretical problem
    • Basically, trying to assess outcomes occurring 10,000+ years in the future breaks the consequentialism algorithm (because we have no visibility into these outcomes)
    • Given this theoretical problem, longtermist cause prioritization should include "how robust to cluelessness is this?" as a major factor
    • Some x-risk interventions seem pretty robust to cluelessness
    • Also robust: interventions that increase the set of well-intentioned + capable people
      • CFAR & Paradigm Academy are aimed at this
      • The psychedelic experience also seems like a plausible lever on increasing capability (via reducing negative self-talk & other mental blocks) and improving intentions (via ego dissolution changing one's metaphysical assumptions)
    • Ergo: under a longtermist view, psychedelic interventions are plausibly in the same ballpark of effectiveness as x-risk interventions & other interventions that increase the set of well-intentioned + capable people
  • If you hold a person-affecting view, mental health seems like a cause area on par with global poverty (see Michael Plant's cause profile on mental health)
    • Psychedelics are showing a ton of promise as treatment for a battery of chronic mental health issues (including anxiety, depression, OCD, and addictive disorders including smoking & alcoholism)
    • Ergo: under a person-affecting view, psychedelic interventions are plausibly in the same ballpark of effectiveness as global poverty interventions

If there's sufficient interest, I'll take the time to make the above argument more rigorous.

[Disclosure: I'm helping out Atman Retreat as an advisor; views are my own]

Comment by milan_griffes on Reducing EA job search waste · 2019-04-17T23:00:11.787Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

+1 to Ought giving great job-search feedback.

Comment by milan_griffes on Thoughts on 80,000 Hours’ research that might help with job-search frustrations · 2019-04-17T22:43:29.593Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · EA · GW

fwiw I've never gotten those outcomes when I've taken the quiz.

Comment by milan_griffes on EA Hotel fundraiser 4: concrete outputs after 10 months · 2019-04-17T22:42:02.830Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Probability of out-of-cycle grant consideration for the EA Hotel, given that they're in a funding crunch & you've broadly come around to thinking that it's a good idea?

Comment by milan_griffes on Legal psychedelic retreats launching in Jamaica · 2019-04-17T22:05:08.175Z · score: 14 (13 votes) · EA · GW
This feels inappropriate. I don't want to be sold things on the EA Forum.

I don't see how this post is substantively different from previous content like:

All of which have a self-promotional slant.

For-profit businesses are just a different revenue structure than non-profit organizations. I think self-promotion of both for-profit & non-profit projects that are being undertaken for EA reasons should be fair game for the Forum.

[Disclosure: I'm helping out Atman Retreat as an advisor; views are my own]

Comment by milan_griffes on The Turing Test podcast is back with Bryan Caplan! · 2019-04-17T21:55:05.697Z · score: 17 (6 votes) · EA · GW

Just want to plug that this interview is amazing: literally any arbitrarily-selected 20-minute slice is full of great content & Caplan-isms.

Comment by milan_griffes on EA Hotel fundraiser 4: concrete outputs after 10 months · 2019-04-17T21:48:59.847Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · EA · GW

They applied to the Long Term Future Fund April 2019 grant round, and were rejected.

Comment by milan_griffes on Should EA grantmaking be subject to independent audit? · 2019-04-17T20:35:06.862Z · score: 9 (4 votes) · EA · GW

I don't have a particular specification in mind. Evan's comment seems like a good starting point for what audits could look like.

Comment by milan_griffes on Should EA grantmaking be subject to independent audit? · 2019-04-17T19:36:05.195Z · score: 11 (7 votes) · EA · GW

I think a lot of the value of an internal audit business unit flows from other stakeholders being aware that internal audit exists, during their decision-making process.

i.e. the common knowledge that internal audit is a thing / one's decisions will be later subject to independent scrutiny generates a lot of the value.

Comment by milan_griffes on Who is working on finding "Cause X"? · 2019-04-17T17:50:08.498Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · EA · GW
As far as I'm aware, no other cause pri efforts have been predicated on the theme of 'finding Cause X.'

https://www.openphilanthropy.org/research/cause-reports

Comment by milan_griffes on Who is working on finding "Cause X"? · 2019-04-17T17:48:54.147Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · EA · GW
I don't see how it makes sense to anyone as a practical pursuit.

GiveWell & Open Phil have at times undertaken systematic reviews of plausible cause areas; their general framework for this seems quite practical.

That's because to its nature, based on the overall soundness in the fundamental assumptions behind x-risk, its basically binary whether it is or isn't the top priority.

Pretty strongly disagree with this. I think there's a strong case for x-risk being a priority cause area, but I don't think it dominates all other contenders. (More on this here.)

Should EA grantmaking be subject to independent audit?

2019-04-17T17:18:32.303Z · score: 19 (9 votes)
Comment by milan_griffes on Long Term Future Fund: April 2019 grant decisions · 2019-04-17T16:58:47.615Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

This is great! Thank you for the care & attention you put into creating this audit.

Is Modern Monetary Theory a good idea?

2019-04-16T21:25:30.508Z · score: 15 (9 votes)

What Master's is the best preparation for an Econ PhD?

2019-04-16T21:04:18.295Z · score: 12 (2 votes)
Comment by milan_griffes on Thoughts on 80,000 Hours’ research that might help with job-search frustrations · 2019-04-16T19:41:35.794Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · EA · GW

Great comment.

Despite recognising this on a conceptual level, I still find it hard to believe and often feel guilty (or shame or sadness) when I think of people whose 'altruistic successfulness' surpasses mine.

In my experience, feelings like this have flowed from not being clear on the motivations driving my actions. More on this here: Altruistic action is dispassionate

Getting clearer on the "what motivations are driving this?" thing has been really helpful (both for improving my subjective experience, and for boosting my efficacy).

Comment by milan_griffes on Literature Review: Distributed Teams · 2019-04-16T19:03:58.199Z · score: 7 (4 votes) · EA · GW
-Distribution decreases bandwidth and trust (although you can make up for a surprising amount of this with well timed visits).
-Semi-distributed teams are worse than fully remote or fully co-located teams on basically every metric. The politics are worse because geography becomes a fault line for factions, and information is lost because people incorrectly count on proximity to distribute information.

+1 to these two points. (Elizabeth & I both worked at Wave, which is distributed-first.)

Relatedly, Matt of Wordpress just published a nice piece on distributed work. (Wordpress is probably the biggest distributed-first company.)

Complex value & situational awareness

2019-04-16T18:42:58.980Z · score: 15 (7 votes)
Comment by milan_griffes on What are people's objections to earning-to-give? · 2019-04-16T17:46:03.289Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

+1

I think this dynamic is a great example of utilitarian morality diverging from intuitions about a what constitutes the Good Life.

i.e. "toil away at a random job you don't really care about to subsidize other well-off people doing more interesting work" definitely doesn't pass the smell test for "this is what the Good Life looks like."

[Link] Open Phil's 2019 progress & plans update

2019-04-16T17:31:53.811Z · score: 26 (15 votes)

Who in EA enjoys managing people?

2019-04-10T23:49:16.862Z · score: 6 (3 votes)

Who is working on finding "Cause X"?

2019-04-10T23:09:23.892Z · score: 19 (12 votes)

Why did three GiveWell board members resign in April 2019?

2019-04-03T21:32:23.408Z · score: 12 (4 votes)

Is visiting North Korea effective?

2019-04-02T20:50:23.521Z · score: 0 (14 votes)

Altruistic action is dispassionate

2019-03-30T17:33:19.136Z · score: 24 (8 votes)

Why is the EA Hotel having trouble fundraising?

2019-03-26T23:20:16.794Z · score: 32 (17 votes)

Will the EA Forum continue to have cash prizes?

2019-03-25T17:37:30.519Z · score: 14 (5 votes)

EA jobs provide scarce non-monetary goods

2019-03-20T20:56:46.817Z · score: 40 (26 votes)

Is EA a community of elites?

2019-03-01T06:24:31.846Z · score: 7 (7 votes)

What type of Master's is best for AI policy work?

2019-02-22T20:04:47.502Z · score: 13 (7 votes)

What's the best Security Studies Master's program?

2019-02-22T20:01:37.670Z · score: 7 (2 votes)

Time-series data for income & happiness?

2019-02-20T05:38:23.800Z · score: 8 (3 votes)

What we talk about when we talk about life satisfaction

2019-02-04T23:51:06.245Z · score: 18 (7 votes)

Is intellectual work better construed as exploration or performance?

2019-01-25T22:00:52.792Z · score: 11 (4 votes)

If slow-takeoff AGI is somewhat likely, don't give now

2019-01-23T20:54:58.944Z · score: 21 (14 votes)

Giving more won't make you happier

2018-12-10T18:15:16.663Z · score: 41 (29 votes)

Open Thread #42

2018-10-17T20:10:00.472Z · score: 3 (3 votes)

Doing good while clueless

2018-02-15T05:04:25.291Z · score: 21 (17 votes)

How tractable is cluelessness?

2017-12-29T18:52:56.369Z · score: 10 (5 votes)

“Just take the expected value” – a possible reply to concerns about cluelessness

2017-12-21T19:37:07.709Z · score: 12 (7 votes)

What consequences?

2017-11-23T18:27:21.894Z · score: 24 (23 votes)

Reading recommendations for the problem of consequentialist scope?

2017-08-02T02:07:46.769Z · score: 6 (6 votes)

Should Good Ventures focus on current giving opportunities, or save for future giving opportunities?

2016-11-07T16:10:29.709Z · score: 4 (6 votes)