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Halstead comments on Hard-to-reverse decisions destroy option value - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Halstead 20 March 2017 04:41:47PM *  5 points [-]

Very insightful post. One note - I think reversibility considerations seem to count against some but not all political causes. Most obviously, they seem to count against taking sides on hot controversial political issues, such as EU membership or support for some specific political party. However, they don't count against low heat political issues. Some important ones include: more evidence-based policy, improving forecasting in government, changing metrics in health resource prioritisation etc.