"I also find it easier to stay motivated when I think about the fact that people around the world are getting better off, and how that’s often down to the hard work of others."
This is definitely helpful and motivating for me atm, thank you for posting this today :)
Haven't read all of it- but I believe there's an error in the first line, which says this is the "second of three parts", I think it means third. Sorry my engagement isn't more interesting :P
I just spent a very exciting hour going through every link (yes, I clicked all of them) in the handbook, and I think I have a definitive list of mistakes in the links (if there are others, may they remain mistakes ever more :P ):
p.47, Engines of Creation
p.77 expected value link
p.77 Risk aversion and rationality , Use http://fitelson.org/seminar/buchak2.pdf instead
p.80 – scope insensitivity
p.80- Luke Muehlhauser has commented
p.127 “our profile on the long-run future”
Footnote 43, p.137, link 2, related to diarrhoea
p.142, “animal welfare profile”
P.144- systemic change profile link works, but looks slightly unprofessional
You could do with a link to the 80,000 Hours Podcast and the Doing Good Better podcast on p.166
I think there's a mix of working and non-working, having just checked myself. Some don't go through to anything when you click on them; some go through to a 404 error; and some go through to the correct website.
Bizarrely, this will depend on the copy I have downloaded. I have downloaded it more than once, and it works differently each time. The first one I have downloaded (I downloaded more than once in different tabs) works in every link I check. The second one doesn't- and this remains true when comparing certain links like for like. I'm not really sure why. Bit bizarre.
A few quick comments, have skimmed through rather than a read in depth (have read a number of the articles in the past):
Mainly, though I liked it, so my critical points aren't to be understood as a total rejection of the piece! It was great in so many ways, and I'm sure required a fair amount of work!