A new episode of Global Optimum has been released! Global Optimum is a podcast aimed at making altruists more effective. This episode is about social status, hypocrisy, signaling, hormones, and politics.

This episode features:

-Why does men’s testosterone go down when they fall in love?

-Does “power posing” have any psychological effects?

-What is “humblebragging” and why does it pervade social media?

-Is our preference for democracy really a preference for high status?

-What is self-esteem?

-How to increase self-esteem (the answer is disappointing)

-How to act high status (the answer is not disappointing)

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