Denkenberger comments on Policy prioritization in a developed country - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Denkenberger 20 March 2018 01:43:16AM 1 point [-]

I assume this is 3% real (adjusted for inflation) discount rate. This is actually similar to global per capita income growth. Since a dollar is worth less to a rich person (logarithmic utility), EAs are generally ok with discounting at the economic growth rate. This means we are valuing the utility of future generations the same as present generations.