Non Expert Explanation by Scott Alexander – Some things, such as social skills, are hard to teach. Different people need different examples. People also need to ask questions and get answers from people who think similarly to them. This is why its useful for lots of people to explain the same topics.
When Nothing Matters by mindlevelup – “More interestingly, perhaps, a rule I’ve been noticing myself thinking more about is the rule that ‘Your choice really doesn’t matter. Just pick A’.”
Writing As Input Vs Writing As Output by mindlevelup – Writing for the development of your own thoughts. Writing for others, which requires a working theory of mind of the audience. The benefits of re-writing your work.
Problems As Dragons And Papercuts by Elo – “Problem solving is not something everyone is good at because problems are hard, beasts of a thing. Right? For all my searching for problems, I keep coming back to that just not being accurate. Problems are all easy, dumb, simple things. Winning at life is not about taking on the right dragon and finding it’s weak spots.”
Talent Gaps Survey 2017 by 80,000 Hours – Key Figures: Willingness to pay to bring forward hires. Most needed skills. Funding vs talent constraints. Relative effectiveness of working to solve different problems.
Politics and Economics:
All Pay Liability by Robin Hanson – “Today, I’ll post on a more efficient system of accident liability, which similarly raises more revenue at a lower cost.”
Transcript Conversation: Brink Lindsey Steve Teles by Marginal Revolution – “We talk about liberaltarianism, how bad is crony capitalism really, whether government affects the distribution of wealth much, universities as part of the problem, whether IP law is too lax or too tough, why Steve didn’t do better in high school, the British system of government, Charles Murray, the Federalist Society, Karl Marx, Thailand, the Coase Theorem, and Star Trek, among other topics.”