The Wedding Ceremony by Jacob Falkovich – Jacob gets married. Marriage is really about two agents exchanging their utility functions for the average utility function of the pair. Very funny.
Peer Review Younger Think by Marginal Revolution – Peer Review as a concept only dates to the early seventies.
Superintelligence Risk Project: Conclusion by Jeff Kaufman – “I’m not convinced that AI risk should be highly prioritized, but I’m also not convinced that it shouldn’t. Highly qualified researchers in a position to have a good sense the field have massively different views on core questions like how capable ML systems are now, how capable they will be soon, and how we can influence their development.” There are links to all the previous posts. The final write up goes into some detail about MIRI’s research program and an alternative safety paradigm connected to openAI.
Politics and Economics:
Men Not Earning by Marginal Revolution – Decline in lifetime wages is rooted in lower wages at early ages, around 25. “I wonder sometimes if a Malthusian/Marxian story might be at work here. At relevant margins, perhaps it is always easier to talk/pay a woman to do a quality hour’s additional work than to talk/pay a man to do the same.”