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Comment author: Paul_Christiano 01 October 2017 04:33:18PM 2 points [-]

However, I suspect that this intuition was biased (upward), because I more often think in terms of "non-EA money". In non-EA money, CEA time would have a much higher nominal value. But if you think EA money can be used to buy good outcomes very cost-effectively (even at the margin) then $75 could make sense.

Normally people discuss the value of time by figuring out how many dollars they'd spend to save an hour. It's kind of unusual to ask how many dollars you'd have someone else spend so that you save an hour.