Is It Possible To Have Coherent Principles Around Free Speech Norms by Scott Alexander – The doctrine of the preferred first speaker. Separating having an opinion, signaling a propensity, and committing a speech act. Self selected communities. “Don’t try to destroy people in order to enforce social norms that only exist in your head”
Gender Imbalances Are Mostly Not Due To Offensive Attitudes by Scott Alexander – Men and women massively differ in terms of interest in things vs people. Libertarians are about 5% women. r/MRA and the gamergate subreddit have twice this percentage. Trump voters are close to gender parity and the Catholic Church has more women than men. Why this matters.
Yudkowsky And Miri by Jeff Kaufman – Elizier once wrote an extremely embarrassing article called ‘So you want to be a Seed AI Programmer’. A ML researcher showed it to Jeff Kaufman and said it implied Elizier was a crank. Elizier wrote it in 2003, when he was 24. What does this imply about MIRI?
Dave Rubin by Tyler Cowen – “Comedy and political correctness, which jokes should not be told, the economics of comedy, comedy in Israel and Saudi Arabia, comedy on campus, George Carlin, and the most underrated Star Wars installment”