Moloch's Toolbox (2/2)

Previous: Moloch's Toolbox (1/2)   vii. Sticky traditions in belief-dependent Nash equilibria without common knowledge Cecie:  I could talk next about a tax system that makes it cheaper for corporations to pay for care instead of patients, and how that sets up a host of “decisionmaker is not the beneficiary”... Read More

Has someone migrated/exported the .impact HackPad?

Hackpad is shutting down (imminently?)   Seems to be lots of good content on this hackpad:  https://impact.hackpad.com/   Has someone exported it somewhere else where it is publicly accessible? I think any hackpad "owners" can do an automatic export.

Moloch's Toolbox (1/2)

Previous: An Equilibrium of No Free Energy   There’s a toolbox of reusable concepts for analyzing systems I would call “inadequate”—the causes of civilizational failure, some of which correspond to local opportunities to do better yourself. I shall, somewhat arbitrarily, sort these concepts into three larger categories:  Decisionmakers who are... Read More

Survey of leaders in the EA community on a range of important topics, like what skills they need and what causes are most effective

80,000 Hours just released an analysis of a survey we conducted at the EA Leaders Forum in August 2017. It is likely to be of significant interest to people here: What are the most important talent gaps in the effective altruism community, and other survey questions To keep all the comments... Read More

Talent gaps from the perspective of a talent limited organization.

Many organizations report being talent constrained and many organizations report to be working on fixing these gaps. This trend is great and one I am really excited about as the founder of a talent limited organization. However, I feel there is a bit of a disparity between the specific talent... Read More

Reflections on community building in the Netherlands

Authors : Remmelt Ellen and Sjir Hoeijmakers Here, we share our key lessons since launching the community-building organisation Effective Altruism Netherlands this year, as well as our plans for 2018. We want your feedback: both in the comments below and if you see us at EAG London. Below, we have... Read More

Multiverse-wide cooperation in a nutshell

(Crossposted from the FRI blog .) This is a post I wrote about Caspar Oesterheld’s long paper Multiverse-wide cooperation via correlated decision-making . Because I have found the idea tricky to explain – which unfortunately makes it difficult to get feedback from others on whether the thinking behind it makes... Read More

Against neglectedness

  tl;dr 80 000 Hours’ cause priorities framework focuses too heavily on neglectedness at the expense of individuals’ traits. It's inapplicable in causes where progress yields comparatively little or no ‘good done’ until everything is tied together at the end, is insensitive to the slope of diminishing returns from which... Read More

An Equilibrium of No Free Energy

Previous :   Inadequacy and Modesty   I am now going to introduce some concepts that lack established names in the economics literature—though I don’t believe that any of the basic ideas are new to economics. First, I want to distinguish between the standard economic concept of efficiency (as in... Read More

SHIC Workshop Experiment and Revised Impact Strategy 2018

By Tee Barnett and Baxter Bullock This post details our shift in priorities for the Students for High-Impact Charity (SHIC) program over time, and briefly outlines the revised methods of delivering this approach. We conclude the article by announcing a new SHIC workshop experiment slated to launch in early 2018.... Read More

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