Rational Feed

Rationalist:

On Dragon Army by Zvi Moshowitz – Long response to many quotes from “Dragon Army Barracks”. Duncan’t attitude to criticism. Tyler Durden shouldn’t appeal to Duncan. Authoritarian group houses haven’t been tried. Rationalists undervalue exploration. Loneliness and doing big things. The pendulum model of social progress. Sticking to commitments even when its painful. Saving face when you screw up. True Reliability: The bay is way too unreliable but Duncan goes too far. Trust and power Dynamics. Pragmatic criticism of the charter.

EA:

Oops Prize by Ben Hoffman (Compass Rose) – Positive norms around admitting you were wrong. Charity Science publicly admitted they were wrong about grant writing. Did anyone organization at EA Global admit they made a costly mistake? 1K oops prize.

The Person Affecting Philanthropists Paradox by MichaelPlant (EA forum) – Population ethics. The value of creating more happy people as opposed to making pre-existing people happy. Application to the question of whether to donate now or invest and donate later.

Effective Altruism As Costly Signaling by Raemon (EA forum) – ” ‘a bunch of people saying that rich people should donate to X’ is a less credible signal than ‘a bunch of people saying X thing is important enough that they are willing to donate to it themselves.’ ”

Effective Altruism An Idea Repository by Onemorenickname (lesswrong) – Effective altruism is less of a closed organization than the author thought. Building a better platform for effective altruist idea sharing.

Misc:

Evaluating Employers As Junior Software by Particular Virtue – You need to write alot of code and get detailed feedback to improve as an engineer. Practical suggestions to ensure your first job fulfills both conditions.

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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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