Category Archives: Rationality

Zeroing Out

Related to (Eliezer Yudkowsky at Less Wrong): An Equilibrium of No Free Energy Related to (Satvik Beri at Less Wrong): Competitive Truth Seeking Follow-up to: Leaders of Men I Markets Suppose you have an insight about Google. The efficient market hypothesis says … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Analysis, Rationality | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Leaders of Men

Related to (Eliezer Yudkowsky): Inadequacy and Modesty Epistemic Status: Confident. No sports knowledge required. In 2005, Willie Randolph became manager of the New York Mets. In his first five games as manager, all of which he lost, Willie made more decisions … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Analysis, Rationality, Sports | 15 Comments

Out to Get You

Epistemic Status: Reference. Expanded From: Against Facebook, as the post originally intended. Some things are fundamentally Out to Get You.  They seek resources at your expense. Fees are hidden. Extra options are foisted upon you. Things are made intentionally worse, forcing … Continue reading

Posted in Death by Metrics, Facebook Sequence, Good Advice, Rationality, Reference, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 30 Comments

Complexity Is Bad

Previously: Choices are Bad, Change Is Bad Meta Note: Early drafts were too complex. Complexity is Bad. I simplified. Mark Rosewater, head of design at Magic: The Gathering who I recently praised for writing down his process, has a podcast called Drive … Continue reading

Posted in Magic: The Gathering, Rationality, Reference, Uncategorized | Tagged | 10 Comments

Choices are Bad

Epistemic Status: Spent way too long deciding what to put here Kind of a Follow-Up to: Change is Bad Will Hopefully Lead To, But No Promises: Some combination of, when and if I write them: Complexity is Bad, Choices Are … Continue reading

Posted in Rationality, Reference, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Why Rationality?

Previously: Responses to Tyler Cohen on Rationality Recently: Yes, We Have Noticed the Skulls, When Rationalists Remade the World Repeat as Necessary: Principle of Charity A lot of people do not understand the appeal. I was surprised to find that Will Wilkinson was among … Continue reading

Posted in Good Advice, Rationality | Tagged | 6 Comments

Responses to Tyler Cowen on Rationality

In his recent podcast with Ezra Klein (recommended), Ezra asked Tyler his views on many things. One of them was the rationality community, and he put that response on Marginal Revolution as its own post. Here is the back and … Continue reading

Posted in Rationality | Tagged | 5 Comments