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This is our monthly coffee meetup. Discussion is free-form and the given topic is just a seed for discussion.

The location this month will be online at

This month's seed for discussion will be Eliezer's job advice for students:

Have I ever remarked on how completely ridiculous it is to ask high school students to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives and give them nearly no support in doing so?

Support like, say, spending a day apiece watching twenty different jobs and then another week at their top three choices, with salary charts and projections and probabilities of graduating that subject given their test scores? The more so considering this is a central allocation question for the entire economy?

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