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Should aid organizations accept ETH donations? 2021-05-16T23:48:09.908Z
How Epictetus May Help an Effective Altruist 2021-05-08T17:18:35.518Z
Should you do a PhD in science? 2021-05-05T22:35:07.881Z
Five Books of Peter Singer which Changed My Life 2021-05-04T08:07:38.112Z

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Comment by newptcai on Should aid organizations accept ETH donations? · 2021-05-17T08:03:00.881Z · EA · GW

Why is electric usage a weak argument? BitCoin alone consumes 144.28 TWh per year. That is more that what Sweden consumes a year. And what we get for this in return?

Comment by newptcai on Should aid organizations accept ETH donations? · 2021-05-17T03:46:03.758Z · EA · GW

Thanks. In the example raised in my question, I do agree that the donation is perhaps acceptable. Though the comparison with Bill Gates is perhaps not very appropriate. Microsoft does provide a tangible service. In contrast, the contribution of cryptocurrency to the world appears to be very much negative.

Comment by newptcai on Would anyone be able to help me decide between Economics PhD offers? · 2021-05-13T16:06:36.003Z · EA · GW

Planet money podcast has an episode about how economists look for jobs themselves -- Episode 769: Speed Dating For Economists : Planet Money : NPR. Here's another episode about sexism in the field Economics, Sexism, Data : Planet Money : NPR. You may find them useful for your research.

Comment by newptcai on Should you do a PhD in science? · 2021-05-11T17:53:59.642Z · EA · GW

Oh, I am going to start advise undergrads on career choices soon. Many of them will want to go to graduate schools. So I would like to give them some cautions. Please let me know when your article comes out. Good luck with publishing it!

Comment by newptcai on Should you do a PhD in science? · 2021-05-10T16:54:22.658Z · EA · GW

Have you published your results?

Comment by newptcai on Should you do a PhD in science? · 2021-05-09T12:00:12.113Z · EA · GW

The survey includes also teaching positions.

Comment by newptcai on Should you do a PhD in science? · 2021-05-09T11:59:37.772Z · EA · GW

That is true. But since US is already producing so many PhD, I guess it’s unlikely that a very large portion of these positions are filled with foreign produced ones.

Comment by newptcai on How to identify your local high impact career opportunities - process and tips from EA Sweden · 2021-05-04T20:03:14.894Z · EA · GW

I happened to have met some from this Stockholm based company Meepo. They donate a portion of their profit and made the App for The Life You Can Save pro bono. It may be interesting to check their job openings if you are in Sweden.

Comment by newptcai on Five Books of Peter Singer which Changed My Life · 2021-05-04T13:20:01.628Z · EA · GW

Thanks. That's an interesting article. Though as one of the comment says "What’s wrong with evolutionary biologists?" It is by nature a highly speculative domain. But if we accept evolution theory is the best way to explain how life evolves on earth, why cannot we use it to explain human evolution?

Comment by newptcai on Does climate change deserve more attention within EA? · 2021-05-04T12:52:00.391Z · EA · GW

I would recommend two books on climate change -- Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency and The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells. My view after reading these two books is that in the worst case scenario humans will still be able to hide in Antarctica for a very long time, but anything resembles current human civilizations may not exist anymore. Imaging that the world will unite and take action when things start to really get bad is a bit wishful thinking. Just look what is happening in this pandemic.

Comment by newptcai on Five Books of Peter Singer which Changed My Life · 2021-05-04T12:21:57.364Z · EA · GW

Thanks. It is on my to-read list! I am currently in the middle of The Expanding Circle.