sanjush

Medical student in the UK.

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Longtermism which doesn't care about Extinction - Implications of Benatar's asymmetry between pain and pleasure

Yes I am, thank you! I'll edit the post to clarify this. That would also explain the EA Survey considering X-risks and the Long-term future to be one category.

Longtermism which doesn't care about Extinction - Implications of Benatar's asymmetry between pain and pleasure

Thank you for your input! I agree with the point about co-operation with other value systems.

EDIT: as MichaelStJules pointed out, I think I was also mixing up existential risks (a broader term) with extinction risks (a narrower term).

What are some potential coordination failures in our community?

Not enough industry-specific EA networks / industry-specific EA networks aren't active / visible enough. 

Growth and the case against randomista development

Could it be better to consider median income rather than GDP per capita (a mean) when thinking about the welfare of individuals, given how skewed income distributions are?