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What would an entity with GiveWell's decision-making process have recommended in the past?

Mayyybe it would have bought slave's freedom one by one instead? (I don't know; just speculating)

What would an entity with GiveWell's decision-making process have recommended in the past?

Another angle (/ piece of the puzzle) to compare different decision-making processes

What effectively altruistic inducement prize contest would you like to be funded?

Also safer technological progress, which is where a significant chunk of the x-risks are coming from. I don't think this would influence the probability of stable dictatorships. 

What effectively altruistic inducement prize contest would you like to be funded?

I intend to update this answer as I think of more.

  • Creating a gamete from a stem cell (to enable [iterated embryo selection](https://www.lesswrong.com/tag/iterated-embryo-selection))
  • Reanimating a cryonics patient (although, creating a prize that long in advance will probably not create a market pressure in the short term)
  • First human to achieve some level of intelligence (as measured by some IQ test) (prize split between the person and the genetic engineering lab) (this is more about the social incentive than economical one, as I suppose there's already an economical one)
Shouldn't 'Effective Altruism' be capitalized?

the community, yes. the practice / approach, no.

Limited Time Opportunity to Secure Panamanian Residency - EA Group Trip Offer [Imminent Rules Change]
  • FYI, Hunter says you can have residency in Paraguay easily, and only need to stay 1 day per year to maintain it
  • I might be interested in hanging out in Panama, but idk if i want the citizenship
Why do we need philanthropy? Can we make it obsolete?

If a non-profit organization is:

  • not solving some public good (in the economic sense: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_good_(economics))
  • not redistributing money directly
  • not helping agents that can't help themselves / use money
  • not helping the donor directly
  • relying on donations

Then:

  • it's probably mostly done for signaling purposes and/or misguided
  • it's likely performing worse than the average company
    • although there could be less efficient ways of redistributing money that would arguably be better than the average company
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