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

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Comment author: Khorton 10 October 2017 04:34:20PM *  0 points [-]

Both creating and sustaining a government agency will likely take more popular support than we currently have, but I still think it's an important long term goal.

I'm under the impression that agencies are less dependent on the ebb and flow of public opinion than individual policy ideas. However, they would certainly still need some public support. On the other hand, having an agency for catastrophic risk prevention might give the issue legitimacy and actually make it more popular.