TagLast edit: 16 Jan 2021 10:00 UTC by Yoav Ravid

An Incentive is a motivating factor, such as monetary reward, the risk of legal sanctions, or social feedback. Many systems are best understood by looking at the incentives of the people with power over them.

Inadequate Equilibria covers many problems that arise when there are poor incentives.

Related pages: Game Theory, Moloch, Moral Mazes

Power Buys You Dis­tance From The Crime

Elizabeth2 Aug 2019 20:50 UTC
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[Question] What are some real life Inad­e­quate Equil­ibria?

Eli Tyre29 Jan 2021 12:17 UTC
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Inad­e­quacy and Modesty

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Oct 2017 21:51 UTC
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Liv­ing in an Inad­e­quate World

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Nov 2017 21:23 UTC
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An Equil­ibrium of No Free Energy

Eliezer Yudkowsky31 Oct 2017 21:27 UTC
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Med­i­ta­tions On Moloch

Scott Alexander30 Jul 2014 4:00 UTC
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No, it’s not The In­cen­tives—it’s you

Zack_M_Davis11 Jun 2019 7:09 UTC
89 points
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How my school gamed the stats

Srdjan Miletic20 Feb 2021 19:23 UTC
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Buy­ing a house and mak­ing friends in un­ex­pected places

dominicq28 Mar 2021 14:35 UTC
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