Different Worlds by Scott Alexander – People experience hugely different social realities. Scott projects a field which causes people to be calm and nice, implications for his psychology practice, paranoia vs pathological trust, Scott’s bubbles, abuse victim bubbles, which women experience sexism and which don’t.
How Social Bubbles Are Made by Jadagul – Response to Scott’s article. The author projects a trustworthiness field. People like people who like them. Three methods of increasing your likability-field. Filtering for assholes by rewarding people for over-stepping your boundaries.
Reply To Christiano On Ai Risk by Robin Hanson – Hanson responds to two concerns of Paul Christiana: A decentralized autonomous organization to maximize profit would get out of control, the distribution of resources immediately after AGI is created will persist over long long timelines.
Politics and Economics:
India Japan Divergence by pseudoerasmus – “At the beginning of the 20th century, the Indian and the Japanese textile industries had similar levels of wages and productivity, and both were exporting to global markets. But by the 1930s, Japan had surpassed the UK to become the world’s dominant exporter of textiles; while the Indian industry withdrew behind the tariff protection of the British Raj. Technology, human capital, and industrial policy were minor determinants of this divergence, or at least they mattered conditional on labour relations.”
Selection Bias In The Quarry by samzdat – Schopenhauer, whether humans are rational, relative and absolute truth and the difference between ‘act’ and ‘know’.