SoerenMind comments on Changes to how 80,000 Hours prioritises the world's problems - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: SoerenMind  (EA Profile) 13 February 2017 02:39:10PM 3 points [-]

If the funding for a problem with known total funding needs (e.g. creating drug x which costs $1b) goes up 10x, its solvability will go up 10x too - how do you resolve that this will make problems with low funding look very intractable? I guess the high neglectedness makes up for it. But this definition of solvability doesn't quite capture my intuition.

Comment author: Robert_Wiblin 28 February 2017 10:22:57PM 0 points [-]

Don't the shifts in solvability and neglectedness perfectly offset one another in such a case? Can you write out the case you're considering in more detail?