What Happened To 90s Environmentalism by Scott Alexander – Scott looks at the record of 90s environmentalism. Which issues were solved, alarmism or remain ongoing problems.
Toward An Honest Consensus by Robin Hanson – Robin calls for suggestions on how build better and more honest group consensuses.
Ontological Crises by Bayesian Investor – ‘Descriptions of AI-relevant ontological crises typically choose examples where it seems moderately obvious how humans would want to resolve the crises. I describe here a scenario where I don’t know how I would want to resolve the crisis. I will incidentally ridicule express distate for some philosophical beliefs.’
Finance Followups by Jacob Falkovich – ‘Eliminating a class of instution from the financial system is like eliminating some annoying insect from the jungle: it could make things a little bit better, or it could bring the entire thing crashing down unexpectedly. But the more I thought about this metaphor, a new picture came to mind. Finance isn’t just a jungle of sharp-toothed jaguars, venomous frogs, and vicious parasites. It’s a jungle surrounded by turkey farms that send fat, defenseless birds by the millions running into the deadly forest. These turkeys are most of the people you know.’
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Book Post For December by Ozy – Book reviews. Mate: Become The Man Women Want, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, The Little Book of Restorative Justice.