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Comment author: Robert_Wiblin 02 March 2017 07:03:59PM 14 points [-]

I love EA Funds, but my main concern is that as a community we are getting closer and closer to a single point of failure. If OPP reaches the wrong conclusion about something, there's now fewer independent donors forming their own views to correct them. This was already true because of how much people used the views of OPP and its staff to guide their own decisions.

We need some diversity (or outright randomness) in funding decisions for robustness.

Comment author: Mac- 02 March 2017 09:27:19PM *  7 points [-]

We need some diversity...in funding decisions

I nominated Brian Tomasik for fund manager. If hired, I think that would help (assuming he wants to do it).