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Are there any arguments for wealth inequality being desirable?
One might argue that people have gotten used to the situations they find themselves in. The poor are happy being poor and the rich happy being rich, and noticeably changing those situations would not make anyone happier, in fact the poorer maybe ... read more

Matching donation funds and the problem of illusory matching
So I imagine the title of the website is there for inclusivity, and then you get to select for/against things that you want to read :) So if you give it a -2, you will in general not have to read EA-related stuff, I expect. Hope that solves your ... read more

Five explanations of political divide in the academy
Like, Robin Hanson went from Philosophy tp Physics to AI to Economins, where he's stuck around. And I'm fairly confident he doesn't identify politically, and doesn't have opinions on most politicised issues. Make of that lesson what ... read more

Five explanations of political divide in the academy
Surely one proxy for rigour is how hard the field is (in terms of ... read more

Five explanations of political divide in the academy
To reduce the effort required for someone to find evidence to sift between the hypotheses, here's some basic things to research that could help a fair bit. Data on: how political beliefs change as professors shift in fields, between harder ... read more

Five explanations of political divide in the academy
That sounds like a standard use of the pareto principle, that the most information is in a few variables. Nonetheless, I would be very interested to hear a short summary of Stanovich's argument, I respect him very ... read more