Rational Feed

Rationalist:

Kidneys, Trade Sacredness, And Space Travel by Ben Hoffman – “There’s offering a trade, and there’s extortion. Sometimes people are honestly uncertain or mistaken about which one is happening, or correctly believe that something described as the former is in fact the latter. When you’re proposing a trade that gives the poor a fungible resource, you should wonder whether rent extraction will, in the long run, keep pace with their ability to pay.”

Podcast:

Conversation with Robin Hanson by Marginal Revolution – “Why exactly does it work to invite your date up to ‘see my etchings’? And where is ‘The Great Filter’? And how much will we identify with our ‘Em’ copies of ourselves? There is also quantum computing, Robin on movies, and the limits of Effective Altruism. On top of all that, the first audience question comes from Bryan Caplan.”

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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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