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Carl_Shulman comments on Announcing the 2017 donor lottery - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Carl_Shulman 17 December 2017 06:44:59PM 2 points [-]

Right, non-EAs entering the lottery get to improve their expected donation quality but don't change the expected payouts for anyone else (and we generally don't have reason to worry about correlating donation sizes via the lottery with them, unless you would otherwise want to switch your donation depending on slight changes in the amount of non-EA donations in whatever area).