Rational Feed

Rationalism:

The Amory Spectrum – “Your position on the Uniamory/Multiamory spectrum depends entirely on how many restrictions you place on your partner’s romantic/sexual behavior”. Aella gives detailed examples of each of levels 1-6.

Politics and Economics:

Geography is Politics – Geography is Politics. Links showing the importance of geography to economic growth. Caplan concludes from this that freer movement of people is the correct response.

Vast Literatures as Mud Moats – Demands to “read the vast literature” function as a huge hurdle to clear before debating a topic. A low quality vast literature can function as a “mud moat” around a political position. Noah’s solution is the “Two Paper Rule”.

You Got Any Better Suggestions? – The left needs to do the hard work of trying to convince people. [Culture War]

Misc:

Better Payment Systems for Pro Athletes – It would be better for Pro Athletes if most of their salary was held back. Much could be invested in bonds/index-funds and slowly control could be transferred to the athlete.

Amusement:

Philosophy News Network: Derrida Arrested Existenital Comics

Adjacent:

Fear Setting – Tim introduces the Stoic Technique of “defining your fear” – thinking through what you are afraid of in great detail. Experiencing what you are afraid of can help you understand that you can overcome it. Time gives examples from his business career. He also gives a specific seven step process the reader can use.

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Author: deluks917

Software Engineer in New York City. Admin of the SlateStarcodex discord. Math PHD drop out.

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