Followup On The Baumol Effect by Scott Alexander – Scott reconsiders the accuracy of three claims: Median wages, including wages in high-productivty sectors like manufacturing, are not rising, Wages for doctors and teachers have not risen, The Baumol effect cannot make things genuinely less affordable, but things are genuinely less affordable
Reason Isn’t Magic by Ben Hoffman – Reasons doesn’t always outperform tradition but that is not the right standard. Ben discusses the case of manioc and why the takeaways should be unclear.
The Finders by Bayesian Investor – ‘Fundamental Wellbeing’ seems to correlate with a lose of ‘Narrative-Self’. In more advanced cases it involves a loss of ‘self’ in general.
How To Write Values Dissonance by Ozy – If you write about values dissonance you need to show how the dissonant values could be compelling. Eliezer’s Three Worlds Collide fails to do this.
Cass Sunstein: How Change Happens by 80,000 Hours – ‘Prof Cass Sunstein on how social change happens, and why it’s so often abrupt & unpredictable’