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Rationality Quotes December 2014

"It’s much better to live in a place like Switzerland where the problems are complex and the solutions are unclear, rather than North Korea where the problems are simple and the solutions are straightforward."

Scott Sumner, A time for nuance

Unemployment explanations

Sticky wages are something it's quite possible to study in isolation from the business cycle and it should be no surprise that people have done so. I found a lot of enlightening things in that link, though of course it doesn't answer how much sticky wages end up contributing to unemployment. All the same, though, I don't think I would place much trust in economic models that don't include sticky wages at all.

2013 Less Wrong Census/Survey

I should mention that I've taken the survey.

2013 Less Wrong Census/Survey

Well, remember that that's a zero sum game within the community since it's coming out of Yvain's pocket. I was going to reflexivly cooperate, then I remembered that I was cooperating in transfering money from someone who was nice enough to create this survey, to people who were only nice enough to answer.

Cambridge Less Wrong Meetup

My goodness, a meetup I might actually be able to attend!

Cambridge Less Wrong Meetup Sunday, Sep 19

Yes another Cambridge meet up which I'll be out of town for. My prior for this being a conspiracy was rather low, but each incident pushes probability of that being true higher :)

Boston Area Less Wrong Meetup: 2 pm Sunday October 11th

And a third who would prefer the following weekend.

Dying Outside

I had already decided to sign up for cryonics, but I think I'll be more expeditious about arranging it now.