Could we use "threshold for letting someone else take credit" as a signal for altruism?

Seems difficult. The people sending this signal are necessarily sending it really quietly. I guess it could be a good way to evaluate someone you know well. It wouldn't work to pick an altruist out of a crowd if you're, say, looking at job applicants.

Rationality Quotes March 2013

by Jayson_Virissimo 1 min read2nd Mar 2013343 comments


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