Eliezer Yudkowsky says money is the unit of caring.
I note that money is the unit of being able to buy things.
It therefore behooves me, someone who aspires to be more rational, to become rich. Time is money, money is time, and opportunity and happiness too.
How does money buy happiness? If you aren't living socially saturated with the very best people you would custom select from across the entire world, money would help. If you spend any time whatsoever doing things for money, that time-energy would be entirely freed for meaningful pursuits. I struggle to imagine that LessWrongers would be unable to do vastly better, if given infinite dollars.
And notably, money allows others to be the instrument of our rationality. If we constantly come up with ideas that aren't put into practice, this may be the greatest multiplier of all.
So then, if having large amounts of money is of such colossal worth that it multiplies many facets of our life by massive amounts, each of which compound the others...
Let's become rich?