Louis_Dixon

Finance Lead at CEA. Interested in cause prioritisation, interactions between cause areas, global catastrophic risk, and institutional changes that could help shape the long-term future. Also likes coffee and watching The Simpsons.

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Mundane trouble with EV / utility

Thanks for posting this Ben, and great to see the discussions. Wishing you all the best!

New Top EA Causes for 2021?

Strongly upvoted for the link to the Castle. Btw in one podcast I'm pretty sure I heard Wiblin say "the general vibe of the thing"

European Master's Programs in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and related fields

Ah ok, no worries. I'm considering the course - do you know anyone who's currently on it?

A ranked list of all EA-relevant (audio)books I've read

Thanks Aaron. Sure - "perhaps you're not aware" was not intended to be condescending at all. And yes, the later sentence you wrote was the tone I was hoping for. 

European Master's Programs in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and related fields

Thanks for putting this together. I'd be interested in the UCL write-up - is there an estimate on when that might be out please? 

A ranked list of all EA-relevant (audio)books I've read

This is a nice idea,  but I agree with Hauke that this risks increasing the extent to which EA is an echo chamber.  Perhaps you're not aware of the (over)hype around some of these books in EA.  

 I think  Rationally Speaking is particularly good at engaging with a range of people and perspectives.  

Books on authoritarianism, Russia, China, NK, democratic backsliding, etc.?

Yeah I haven't read any of his stuff, just mentioning that he works on totalitarianism and authoritarianism. Not having read The Road to Unfreedom, it looks like he identifies trends in several geographies which could be useful for the questions you're looking at. 

Books on authoritarianism, Russia, China, NK, democratic backsliding, etc.?

There's also a chapter in Global Catastrophic Risks on the topic, though I forget who wrote it

Books on authoritarianism, Russia, China, NK, democratic backsliding, etc.?

Timothy Snyder is an academic looking at this question who has written several books on the topic, e.g. this and this

Investing to Give Beginner Advice?

Someone shared this link with me which supports your view  that lump-sum is generally better, especially if you don't have diminishing utility.  

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