Rational Feed

Rationalist:

Automatic Norm Lessons by Robin Hanson – “Norm application isn’t remotely as obvious today as our evolved habit of automatic norms assumes. But we can’t simply take more time to think and discuss on the fly, as others will then see us as violating the meta-norm, and infer that we are unprincipled blow-with-the-wind types. The obvious solution: more systematic preparation.”

The Answer Sheet by Elo – ELO’s long list of resources for solving problems (ex: Get better sleep, organize a crowd). Categories: Interpersonal, Psychology, Personal, Political.

Notes On Mental Security by Squirrel In Hell – “These are some rough, preliminary notes on mental security, defined as the art and discipline of keeping one’s mental software free from hostile external influence. Or in other words, having a mind able to achieve its own goals, rather than goals of, say, Moloch or other people which happened to be around.”

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Author: deluks917

Software Engineer in New York City. Admin of the SlateStarcodex discord. Math PHD drop out.

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