[Comment pointing out a minor error] Also, great post!
I'm impressed with the success you guys had! I'm excited to see your organization develop.
Great post! Thanks.
Good point. I'll bring this up with other group leaders.
This approach is compelling and you make a good case for it, but I think what Lynch said about how not supporting a movement can feel like opposing it is significant here. On our university campus, supporting a movement like Black Lives Matter seems obvious, so when you refuse to, it makes it looks like you have an ideological reason not to.
A few people in the EA group organizers slack (6 to be exact) expressed interest in discussing this.
Here are some ideas for topics to cover:
I envision this as an open discussion for people to share their experiences. At the end, we could compile the result of our discussion into a forum post.
In the beginning of the Christiano part it says
There can't be too many things that reduce the expected value of the future by 10%; if there were, there would be no expected value left.
Why is it unlikely that there is little to no expected value left? Wouldn't it be conceivable that there are a lot of risks in the future and that therefore there is little expected value left? What am I missing?
Thanks for pointing that out!