Opaean Thread by Scott Alexander – Comments: Taxes, Harassment, Pharma Scams. AI Safety Reading Group. MIRI Fundraiser. Updates to Mistakes, Comments and Predictions pages. Patreon changes reversed. New survey will be out soon.
Books I Read 2017 Part 1 by Elo – A book list and some reviews. Relationships & Communication. Learning.
I Vouch For MIRI by Zvi Moshowitz – Zvi donated 10K to MIRI. Facts about the development of AI that Zvi is confident about. MIRI’s strategy is sound. Zvi personally vouches for MIRI. Learning about AI teaches you about thinking as a human.
The Captured Economy by EconTalk – “The Captured Economy. Lindsey and Teles argue that inequality has been worsened by special interests who steer policy to benefit themselves. They also argue that the influence of the politically powerful has lowered the overall growth of the American economy.”
North Korea by The Ezra Klein Show – Life in North Korea: “They told her what it was like to grow up, and to fall in love, and to go to school, and to have dinner, and to flee. They told her what it was like to build new lives, to remember past friends, to know their family was in a place they could never visit again, to hear the rest of the world fear and pity the place they had once called home.”