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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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You Have the Right to Think

Epistemic Status: Public service announcement. We will then return to regularly scheduled programming. Written partly as a response to (Robin Hanson): Why be Contrarian, responding to the book Inadequate Equilibria by Eliezer Yudkowsky Warning: Applause lights incoming. I’m aware. Sorry. Seemed necessary. We the … Continue reading

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The Darwin Results

Epistemic Status: True story (numbers are best recollections) This is post three in the sequence Zbybpu’f Nezl. Previously (required): The Darwin Game, The Darwin Pregame. I It was Friday night and time to play The Darwin Game. Excited players gathered around their … Continue reading

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The Darwin Pregame

Epistemic Status: True story This is intended as post two of the sequence Zbybpu’f Nezl. Previously (required): The Darwin Game Leads to: The Darwin Results I This is my reconstruction of my thoughts at the time. The Darwin Game requires surviving the early, … Continue reading

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The Darwin Game

Epistemic Status: True story This post intends to begin the sequence Zbybpu’f Nezl. In college I once took a class called Rational Choice. Because obviously. Each week we got the rules for, played and discussed a game. It was awesome. For … Continue reading

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Seek Fair Expectations of Others’ Models

Epistemic Status: Especially about the future. Response To (Eliezer Yudkowsky): There’s No Fire Alarm for Artificial General Intelligence It’s long, but read the whole thing.  Eliezer makes classic Eliezer points in classic Eliezer style. Even if you mostly know this already, … Continue reading

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