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Progress Report: Independent Cost-Benefit Analysis of Proposed Regulations

On September 1st, 2014, four members of the EA Society of DC met to do a test run of our project to comment on proposed regulations. One of us had heard of a proposed EPA regulation through industry contacts and expressed interest … Continue reading

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Orders of Doom

The Ant and the Grasshopper The Ant knew that food would be hard to come by in the winter, so one hot summer day, as the Grasshopper frittered away the day leaping and dancing and making merry, the ant thought … Continue reading

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Is Veganism Correct?

I’m hearing lots about how it’s an obvious result that Effective Altruists should be vegans. This seems like a possible result to me, but not an obvious one. Here’s why.

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Saving the Whole Planet via Ancestor Simulations

Abstract: The question of whether or not we should create ancestor simulations is important, not just ethically but also for purposes of predicting whether or not we are in one. This post discusses reasons to think that we should influence … Continue reading

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Give Smart, Help More

This post is about helping people more effectively. I’m not going to try to pitch you on giving more. I’m going to try to convince you to give smarter. There’s a summary at the bottom if you don’t feel like reading … Continue reading

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Whatever Is Not Best Is Forbidden

At this year’s CFAR Alumni Reunion, Leah Libresco hosted a series of short talks on Effective Altruism. She now has a post up on an issue Anna Salamon brought up, the disorienting nature of some EA ideas: For some people, … Continue reading

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Project: Comment on Proposed Regulations

In the US, there’s a mandatory comment period for new regulations, and regulators are required to review and consider every comment. Regulators I’ve talked to have said that most comments are of low quality (either by cranks or interested parties), … Continue reading

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