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Comment author: casebash 29 January 2018 11:58:09PM *  1 point [-]

Even if we had funds, the problem of who to fund is a hard one and perhaps it would be better spent simply hiring more staff for EA orgs? The best way to know that you can trust someone is to know them personally, but distributing funds in that manner creates concerns about favouritism, ect.

Comment author: RomeoStevens 30 January 2018 05:10:17AM *  4 points [-]

I strongly disagree on the grounds that these sorts of generators are, while not fully general counterarguments, sufficiently general that I think they are partially responsible for EAs having a bias towards inaction. Also, trying more cheap experiments when money is supposedly not the bottleneck.