In response to EA Funds Beta Launch
Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 17 March 2017 12:23:12AM 1 point [-]

A thought: EA funds could be well-suited for inclusion in wills, given that they're somewhat robust to changes in the charity effectiveness landscape

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 12 February 2017 03:43:35AM 1 point [-]

Second, we should generally focus safety research today on fast takeoff scenarios. Since there will be much less safety work in total in these scenarios, extra work is likely to have a much larger marginal effect.

Does this assumption depend on how pessimistic/optimistic one is about our chances of achieving alignment in different take-off scenarios, i.e. what our position on a curve something like this is expected to be for a given takeoff scenario?

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 06 January 2017 07:51:14AM *  0 points [-]

Thanks Paul and Carl for getting this off the ground!

I unfortunately haven't been able to arrange to contribute tax-deductibly in time (I am outside of the US), but for anyone considering running future lotteries:

I think this is a great idea, and intend to contribute my annual donations - currently in the high 4-figures - through donation lotteries such as this if they are available in the future.

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 20 December 2016 11:13:31PM *  0 points [-]
Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 13 November 2016 08:55:14AM 1 point [-]
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Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 15 December 2016 08:33:35AM *  0 points [-]

Does anyone else think that a column structure along the lines of:

Name | Contact | Your Country | Charities that are tax-deductible in your country | Charities you want to donate to | Countries where these charities are tax-deductible

would be more comprehensible?

I had to do more than a quick glance to understand the current structure, which worries me a little bit, but it might just be me.

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 08 December 2016 08:13:12AM 4 points [-]

Michelle Hutchinson mentioned that Nick Beckstead plans to email her donation advice. Is it possible for others to receive this advice?

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 13 November 2016 08:55:14AM 1 point [-]
Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 11 November 2016 02:54:34AM *  3 points [-]

I think the message of SlateStarCodex's "Tuesday Shouldn't Change The Narrative" is particularly relevant to EAs - any large updates to one's beliefs about the world should have come before the election.

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 11 November 2016 02:49:35AM 2 points [-]

Has there been consideration of electoral reform with mind to proportionality as a worthwhile EA cause?

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