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COVID: How did we do? How can we know?

It's interesting that (being from the Guardian), that article presents the story as being a scandal, with the implication that Cummings was being corrupt. 

How to leave money to charity in your will: a simple guide

I don't know the answer to that myself, but if you find it out and let me know I'd be happy to update the guide.

Effective Altruism and Utilitarianism

Is anyone familiar with the philosophical literature on that? My understanding is that it's controversial.

Separately, what's the connection to moral realism?

Building Cooperative Epistemology (Response to "EA has a Lying Problem", among other things)

Yes, the .impact team (particular Patrick Brinich-Langlois) have been working on this for a little while, and it's long been part of our to do list for the forum.

Semi-regular Open Thread #35

(There's a whole set up procedure for them that they follow, including there being once a month. It's part of their procedure for doing the EA Newsletter to post an open thread with its contents at the same time. What sort of a board member are you not knowing every single detail? :p ;) )

Semi-regular Open Thread #35

Yes, the .impact team has the details - probably neatest if I don't post it here!

Semi-regular Open Thread #35

When we did them once a month they got only a few comments, but I'd say that's no problem and they're still helpful. We added that link to them in the sidebar, so that's a reason to keep them up. We should change the intro text to explicitly welcome people new to EA with any sorts of questions or observations.

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