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nexech comments on Changing the Government's Approach to Catastrophic Risks - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: nexech 10 October 2017 02:49:03PM 3 points [-]

Do you know of any resources discussing the pros and cons of the introduction of new government agencies?

An idea worth discussing, regardless.

Comment author: MHarris 10 October 2017 04:05:54PM *  2 points [-]

This book is a core text on this subject, which explicitly considers when specific agencies are effective and motivated to pursue particular goals: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bureaucracy-Government-Agencies-Basic-Classics/dp/0465007856

I'm also reminded of Nate Silver's interviews with the US hurricane forecasting agency in The Signal and the Noise.

Comment author: Khorton 10 October 2017 11:12:08PM 0 points [-]

I saw the idea in passing and it caught my eye. I'll look out for this kind of information over the next week.