RyanCarey comments on Donor lotteries: demonstration and FAQ - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: RyanCarey 07 December 2016 03:08:33PM 5 points [-]

Seems great to reduce the costs of analysis, and to increase the capacity for EAs to fund projects that have a minimum funding size.

I like that you've encouraged folks to take different slices from the same random number. For the benefit of others reading, this reduces Paul's risk and increases the amount of donations that he can match. e.g. if you have a real random variable ranging from 0-100 inclusive, then one person takes 0-1, one person takes 1-2.5, and so on, filling up as much as you can!