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Worldview uncertainty

In this post, I will apply two methods used in dealing with moral uncertainty to a different problem, which is the one of choosing between radically divergent worldviews . Imagine a young and altruistically motivated graduate. As she learns more, her circle of moral concern expands from people near her... Read More
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Why founding charities is one of the highest impact things one can do

Track record and tractability Historically, some of the highest impact individuals in the EA movement and across the broader world have been people who founded effective charities. The difference between an average charity and the top charities is likely very large. Estimates for how large this difference is range from... Read More
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Remote Volunteering Opportunities in Effective Altruism

Introduction There is a lot of discussion in effective altruism about how to use one's career to do good, either through earning to give as a donor to effective charities or organizations, or with your time through direct work  at  one of those organizations. In geographic hubs like Oxford or... Read More
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Against prediction markets

Within the EA sphere, prediction markets have often been championed as a good solution for forecasting the future. Improved forecasting has been discussed many times as a cause area for humanity  to  make better judgements and generally improve institutional decision making.   In this post, I will argue that prediction... Read More
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A case for developing Aldehyde Stabilized Cryopreservation into a medical procedure (1/4)

This is an excerpt from a short story contained in the paper, Vitrifying the Connectomic Self: A case for developing Aldehyde Stabilized Cryopreservation into a medical procedure by Kenneth Hayworth of the Brain Preservation Foundation.    The year is 2030 and you go in for a neurological exam after your... Read More
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Cost-Effectiveness of Vaccines: Appendices and Endnotes

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. Note that because of technical length restrictions on the EA Forum, this essay is the third part of three parts:  Part 1 , Part 2 , and Part 3. To see all three parts in one part, you can  view... Read More
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Cost-Effectiveness of Vaccines: Exploring Model Uncertainty and Takeaways

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. Note that because of technical length restrictions on the EA Forum, this essay is the second part of three parts: Part 1 , Part 2, and Part 3 . To see all three parts in one part, you can ... Read More
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What is the cost-effectiveness of researching vaccines?

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. Note that because of technical length restrictions on the EA Forum, this essay is broken up into three parts: Part 1, Part 2 , and Part 3 . To see all three parts in one part, you can view... Read More
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Concrete Ways to Reduce Risks of Value Drift

This post is motivated by Joey’s recent post on ‘ Empirical data on value drift ’ and some of the comments. Its purpose is not to argue for why you should avoid value drift, but to provide you with ideas and tools for how you can avoid it if you... Read More
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The Importance of EA Dedication and Why it Should Be Encouraged

Different EA organizations seem to value dedication differently, although almost all of them would put some weight on this being a positive factor. However, I think overall the importance of dedication is underrated by the EA movement. Why Dedication is Important There has been some writing about talent gaps and... Read More

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