Monthly Archives: December 2017

Book Review: The Elephant in the Brain

We don’t only constantly deceive others. In order to better deceive others, we also deceive ourselves. You’d pay to know what you really think. Robin Hanson has worked tirelessly to fill this unmet need. Together with Kevin Simler, he now brings … Continue reading

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The Story CFAR

In addition to to my donation to MIRI, I am giving $4000 to CFAR, the Center for Applied Rationality, as part of their annual fundraiser. I believe that CFAR does excellent and important work, and that this fundraiser comes at a … Continue reading

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I Vouch For MIRI

Another take with more links: AI: A Reason to Worry, A Reason to Donate I have made a $10,000 donation to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) as part of their winter fundraiser. This is the best organization I know of to … Continue reading

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Pascal’s Muggle Pays

Reply To (Eliezer Yudkowsky): Pascal’s Muggle Infinitesimal Priors and Strong Evidence Inspired to Finally Write This By (AlexMennen at Lesser Wrong): Against the Linear Utility Hypothesis and the Leverage Penalty. The problem of Pascal’s Muggle begins: Suppose a poorly-dressed street person asks … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complacent Class

Epistemic Status: My read. The mind of another is always tricky. At a minimum, Tyler would not agree with many of my framing and word choices. The Book: The Complacent Class Slide Deck: The Complacent Class and the Philosophy of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Captured Economy

Epistemic Status: The choir On Tyler Cohen’s claim that it was an important book, I read The Captured Economy by Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles. Its thesis is that regressive regulation is strangling our economy and increasing inequality. They claim … Continue reading

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More Dakka

Epistemic Status: Hopefully enough Dakka Eliezer Yudkowsky’s book Inadequate Eqilibria is excellent. I recommend reading it, if you haven’t done so. Three recent reviews are Scott Aaronson’s, Robin Hanson’s (which inspired You Have the Right to Think and a great discussion in its … Continue reading

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