Rational Feed

Rationality:

Demon Threads by Raymond Arnold (LW 2.0) – Wrong On the Internet. Demon seeds post that will reliably grow into a bad discussion. Qualities of demon seeds. Why Demon Threads are Bad. Containment? Tension and Latent Hostility. Social Stakes. Possible Solutions.

Politics and Economics:

Healthcare Prices by Random Critical Analysis – An extremely detailed series of graph’s illustrating the author’s thesis: “Comprehensive measures of mean household disposable income and consumption are superior predictors of current health expenditures (HCE); that US households are unusually affluent; and that this adequately explains US health spending cross-sectionally and its change domestically and relative to the rest of the OECD starting from at least the 70s. Changes in household income levels are the root cause of almost all spending increase. I have also shown that healthcare prices are not likely to be the proximate cause of high US spending”

My Little Pony by The Baliocene Apocrypha – The MLP fandoms goals and why it got ravaged by bad PR. “All of them were suffering from the ravages of modern First World masculinity and its problems, either in a low-status “tfw no gf” way or in a higher-status “my relationships aren’t healthy and it’s painful” way. And they were, basically, trying to do exactly what the social justice movement told them they should be doing. They were trying to build a new aesthetic, a new ideal, a new way of living for themselves, based around cooperation and compassion rather than competition and dominance.”

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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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