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John_Maxwell_IV comments on Thoughts on the "Meta Trap" - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 23 December 2016 12:10:25PM 0 points [-]

I agree that 80k's research product is not meta the way I've defined it. However, 80k does a lot of publicity and outreach that GiveWell for the most part does not do. For example: the career workshops, the 80K newsletter, the recent 80K book, the TedX talks, the online ads, the flashy website that has popups for the mailing list. To my knowledge, of that list GiveWell only has online ads.

Maybe instead of talking about "meta traps" we should talk about "promotion traps" or something?

Comment author: rohinmshah  (EA Profile) 23 December 2016 07:02:36PM 0 points [-]

Yeah, that does seem to capture the idea better.