Not Everybody wants a Goat by GiveDirectly – Eight links on GiveDirectly, Cash Transfers, Effective Altruism and Basic Income.
Examples Of Superintelligence Risk by Jeff Kaufman – A series of extended quotes describing ways AI with innocent seeming goals can destroy the world. Authors: Nick Bostrom, Eliezer (and collaborators), Luke M, 80K hours, Tim Urban. Jeff finds them unpersuasive and asks for better ones. Lots of interesting comments. Eleizer himself comments describing how ‘paperclip maximizers’ might realistically occur.
Politics and Economics:
Should We Build Lots More Housing In San Francisco: Three Reasons People Disagree by Julia Galef – For each of the three reasons Julia describes multiple sub-reasons. More housing might not lower prices much. More housing won’t help the poor. NIMBY objections might be legitimate.
Unexpected by protokol2020 – Discussion of gaps between primes. “Say, that you have just sailed across some recordly wide composite lake and you are on a prime island again. What can you expect, how much wider will the next record lake be?”
Inside The World Of Supertraining: Mark Bell by Tim Feriss – “Mark’s most important lessons for building strength. How to avoid injury and breakdown. Lesser-known training techniques that nearly everyone overlooks. How Mark became a millionaire by offering his gym memberships for free.”