Ars Longa Vita Brevis by Scott Alexander – [Fiction] The Alchemists’ great work must continue.
Living In An Inadequate World by Eliezer Yudkowsky (LW 2.0) – Eliezer answers why you should care about inadequacy analysis and Moloch’s Toolbox.
More Prediction Market Criticism by Robin Hanson – Hanson’s commentary on excerpts related to the debate about the accuracy of prediction markets.
Politics and Economics:
The Causes Of War by Bayesian Investor – “This book provides a good synthesis of the best ideas about why wars happen. It overlaps a good deal with Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature. Pinker provides much more detailed evidence, but Gat has a much better understanding than Pinker of the theories behind the trends.”
American Fantasies by Waking Up with Sam Harris – “The American aptitude for unfounded belief, the religious lunacy of the Puritans, populist mistrust of authority, the link between postmodernism and religious fundamentalism, the unique history of American religious entrepreneurship, the Trump phenomenon, the effect of fame on politics”