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Hi folks, just wanted to share a new interview I did with Sam Bankman-Fried about Will MacAskill, effective altruism, and whether "earn to give" led him to make the mistakes he made at FTX. Interested, of course, in any thoughts.
Remarkable interview. One key section (people should read the whole thing!):
Any chance you could share some key quotes or summary? This requires people to make an account to read.
You should be able to read a single story for free by trading an email!
We lawyers almost invariably advise potential criminal defendants against taking to the media. I never believed we'd need to add "especially not while distracted by a video game."
Does EA Forum have a policy on sharing links to your own paywalled writing? E.g. I've shared link posts to my blog, and others have shared link posts to their substacks, but I haven't see anyone share a link post to their own paid substack before.
Journalists have to make a living and not all journalists writing good quality EA-relevant content have the fortune of being funded by philanthropy (like Future Perfect or Asterisk do). I thought this particular interview was very interesting (see especially the parts Haydn highlighted) and am glad the author posted a link to it.
These are some really good questions; thank you for trying to get Sam on the record (as little as his answers are probably worth...) on some of these important follow-up issues that weren't addressed in other coverage.