Here are some random studies I found interesting, unrelated to any argument I wanted to make or any more coherent piece I wanted to write. Most of them are from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, which is my favourite journal to browse. I find an interesting paper…
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Lots of people I admire have made the case that most people can do more good by being extremely ambitious. The argument is this: a bet on an outcome…
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Lots of the people I associate with (largely Effective Altruists, Rationalists, and forecasters) seem to be believers in something that I will call…
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Here are three questions I think are worth asking yourself, as well as my answers to them. What’s the most plausible way in which you could do a lot of…
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1) Jonathan Haidt has lunch with the FT. 2) Practical veganism, in Works in Progress: If you want to reduce your suffering footprint and don’t want to…
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Does capital punishment work? I hate the idea of the death penalty - not because I think there’s a load of good evidence that it doesn’t really deter…
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Lots of writing about the future takes one of two forms: Dystopian: everything is awful! Robots/Fascists/Communists/[Insert baddies here] have brought…
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Bryan Caplan has written a few times about why he believes mental illnesses are ‘socially disapproved preferences’. His view is that you can distinguish…
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