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Poli­tics is the Mind-Killer

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Feb 2007 21:23 UTC
210 points
234 comments2 min readLW link

Heads I Win, Tails?—Never Heard of Her; Or, Selec­tive Re­port­ing and the Tragedy of the Green Rationalists

Zack_M_Davis24 Sep 2019 4:12 UTC
250 points
40 comments8 min readLW link2 reviews

A Fable of Science and Politics

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Dec 2006 4:50 UTC
254 points
103 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Have epistemic con­di­tions always been this bad?

Wei_Dai25 Jan 2020 4:42 UTC
190 points
107 comments4 min readLW link1 review

Poli­tics is hard mode

Rob Bensinger21 Jul 2014 22:14 UTC
54 points
108 comments6 min readLW link

In Defense of Politics

ChristianKl10 Apr 2020 19:26 UTC
16 points
23 comments7 min readLW link

I Can Tol­er­ate Any­thing Ex­cept The Outgroup

Scott Alexander2 Sep 2017 8:22 UTC
57 points
1 comment28 min readLW link

Policy De­bates Should Not Ap­pear One-Sided

Eliezer Yudkowsky3 Mar 2007 18:53 UTC
213 points
186 comments4 min readLW link

Free Speech and Triskaideka­pho­bic Calcu­la­tors: A Re­ply to Hub­inger on the Rele­vance of Public On­line Dis­cus­sion to Ex­is­ten­tial Risk

Zack_M_Davis21 Dec 2019 0:49 UTC
72 points
25 comments2 min readLW link

Cur­tis Yarvin on A The­ory of Per­va­sive Error

Zack_M_Davis26 Nov 2019 7:27 UTC
21 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(americanmind.org)

Book Re­view—The Ori­gins of Un­fair­ness: So­cial Cat­e­gories and Cul­tural Evolution

Zack_M_Davis21 Jan 2020 6:28 UTC
27 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(unremediatedgender.space)

Speak­ing Truth to Power Is a Schel­ling Point

Zack_M_Davis30 Dec 2019 6:12 UTC
51 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

Swiss Poli­ti­cal Sys­tem: More than You ever Wanted to Know (I.)

Martin Sustrik19 Jul 2020 1:11 UTC
151 points
33 comments24 min readLW link2 reviews

Choice Writ­ings of Do­minic Cummings

Connor_Flexman13 Oct 2021 2:41 UTC
116 points
75 comments5 min readLW link

Build­ing Blocks of Poli­tics: An Overview of Selec­torate Theory

Yoav Ravid12 Oct 2021 11:27 UTC
56 points
22 comments47 min readLW link

Are Your Ene­mies In­nately Evil?

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Jun 2007 21:13 UTC
164 points
143 comments3 min readLW link

Blue or Green on Reg­u­la­tion?

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Mar 2007 18:04 UTC
74 points
41 comments4 min readLW link

Avoid Un­nec­es­sar­ily Poli­ti­cal Examples

Raemon11 Jan 2021 5:41 UTC
103 points
42 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Prob­a­bil­ity that the Pres­i­dent would win elec­tion against a ran­dom adult cit­i­zen?

Daniel Kokotajlo1 Jun 2022 20:38 UTC
15 points
27 comments1 min readLW link

Against Ac­tive Shooter Drills

Zvi16 Jun 2022 13:40 UTC
91 points
30 comments7 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Some­thing about the Pinker Can­cel­la­tion seems Suspicious

Virgil Kurkjian8 Jul 2020 18:08 UTC
9 points
34 comments5 min readLW link

The Ide­ol­ogy Is Not The Movement

Scott Alexander5 Apr 2016 1:52 UTC
32 points
1 comment24 min readLW link

A Parable On Ob­so­lete Ideologies

Scott Alexander13 May 2009 22:51 UTC
171 points
288 comments7 min readLW link

Mu­si­cal Outgroups

eapache19 Jul 2020 22:55 UTC
9 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Poli­ti­cal top­ics at­tract par­ti­ci­pants in­clined to use the norms of main­stream poli­ti­cal de­bate, risk­ing a tip­ping point to lower qual­ity discussion

emr26 Mar 2015 0:14 UTC
63 points
71 comments1 min readLW link

Swiss Poli­ti­cal Sys­tem: More than You ever Wanted to Know (III.)

Martin Sustrik11 Aug 2020 5:09 UTC
66 points
5 comments22 min readLW link

I’m Vot­ing For Ranked Choice, But I Don’t Like It

jefftk20 Sep 2020 18:40 UTC
30 points
12 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Poli­ti­cal Lot­tery in Switzerland

Martin Sustrik8 Oct 2020 5:03 UTC
29 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Utopianism

Mateusz Mazurkiewicz4 Jan 2021 18:40 UTC
1 point
2 comments2 min readLW link

The Forces of Bland­ness and the Disagree­able Majority

sarahconstantin28 Apr 2019 19:44 UTC
129 points
27 comments3 min readLW link2 reviews
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Poli­tics is way too meta

Rob Bensinger17 Mar 2021 7:04 UTC
254 points
45 comments11 min readLW link

Rus­sia has In­vaded Ukraine

lsusr24 Feb 2022 7:52 UTC
165 points
271 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] How to pre­vent au­thor­i­tar­ian re­volts?

lc20 Mar 2022 10:01 UTC
18 points
36 comments1 min readLW link

Limits of Bodily Autonomy

jefftk27 Jun 2022 19:50 UTC
28 points
18 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Reflec­tions on Ar­gu­ing about Politics

Pontor13 Apr 2020 17:33 UTC
11 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Blues, Greens and abortion

Snowyowl5 Mar 2011 19:15 UTC
13 points
155 comments1 min readLW link

The Two-Party Swindle

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Jan 2008 8:38 UTC
68 points
69 comments8 min readLW link

Gam­ing Democracy

Froolow30 Jul 2014 9:45 UTC
14 points
27 comments6 min readLW link

Guided By The Beauty Of Our Weapons

Scott Alexander24 Mar 2017 4:33 UTC
51 points
5 comments19 min readLW link

Out­side Anal­y­sis and Blind Spots

orthonormal21 Jul 2009 1:00 UTC
82 points
34 comments5 min readLW link

(Some) poli­ti­ci­ans might be more ra­tio­nal than they ap­pear.

orthonormal4 Oct 2010 4:05 UTC
22 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Does My Vote Mat­ter?

orthonormal5 Nov 2012 1:23 UTC
23 points
77 comments6 min readLW link

Mo­ral­ity and In­ter­na­tional Hu­man­i­tar­ian Law

David_J_Balan30 Nov 2009 3:27 UTC
3 points
101 comments2 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Ages Of Discord

Scott Alexander3 Sep 2019 6:30 UTC
35 points
3 comments21 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Book re­view: The Com­pla­cent Class

Richard_Ngo13 Oct 2018 19:20 UTC
20 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Book re­view: 23 things they don’t tell you about capitalism

Richard_Ngo18 Oct 2018 23:05 UTC
21 points
2 comments5 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

[Link] “Will He Go?” book re­view (Scott Aaron­son)

ioannes12 Jun 2020 22:16 UTC
15 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Poli­tics and Awful Art

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Dec 2007 3:46 UTC
33 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

Play­ing Politics

sarahconstantin5 Dec 2018 0:30 UTC
97 points
45 comments12 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

When None Dare Urge Restraint

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Dec 2007 23:09 UTC
88 points
123 comments2 min readLW link

Ways that China is sur­pass­ing the US

Wei_Dai4 Nov 2019 9:45 UTC
60 points
20 comments2 min readLW link
(palladiummag.com)

Typ­i­cal Mind and Politics

Scott Alexander12 Jun 2009 12:28 UTC
58 points
133 comments6 min readLW link

The Amer­i­can Sys­tem and Mislead­ing Labels

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Jan 2008 7:38 UTC
36 points
30 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Plans /​ prep­ping for pos­si­ble poli­ti­cal vi­o­lence from up­com­ing US elec­tion?

anon0331 Aug 2020 18:18 UTC
18 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Nam­ing the Nameless

sarahconstantin22 Mar 2018 0:35 UTC
96 points
43 comments13 min readLW link3 reviews

Es­ca­la­tion Out­side the System

jefftk8 Sep 2020 18:20 UTC
25 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] How much to worry about the US elec­tion un­rest?

AspiringRationalist12 Oct 2020 3:39 UTC
23 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

Bet On Biden

sapphire17 Oct 2020 22:03 UTC
38 points
89 comments2 min readLW link

Pre­dic­tIt: Pres­i­den­tial Mar­ket is In­creas­ingly Wrong

Zvi18 Oct 2020 22:40 UTC
37 points
28 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Chang­ing the size of Congress

jefftk22 Oct 2020 20:50 UTC
4 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Why Hunt­ing­ton-Hill?

jefftk25 Oct 2020 0:50 UTC
17 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Scor­ing 2020 U.S. Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tion Predictions

Zack_M_Davis8 Nov 2020 2:28 UTC
36 points
7 comments4 min readLW link
(zackmdavis.net)

Sup­port­ing the un­der­dog is ex­plained by Han­son’s Near/​Far distinction

Roko5 Apr 2009 20:22 UTC
28 points
27 comments4 min readLW link

The 9/​11 Meta-Truther Con­spir­acy Theory

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Dec 2009 18:59 UTC
89 points
182 comments4 min readLW link

Com­pet­i­tive Univer­sal Ba­sic Ser­vices?

Gentzel9 Nov 2020 3:20 UTC
13 points
20 comments2 min readLW link
(theconsequentialist.wordpress.com)

[Link] Digi­tal Democ­racy Is Within Reach

Alexei11 Nov 2020 22:12 UTC
20 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(your-undivided-attention.simplecast.com)

It’s not eco­nom­i­cally in­effi­cient for a UBI to re­duce re­cip­i­ent’s employment

paulfchristiano22 Nov 2020 16:40 UTC
86 points
60 comments4 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Con­tain­ment Thread on the Mo­ti­va­tion and Poli­ti­cal Con­text for My Philos­o­phy of Lan­guage Agenda

Zack_M_Davis10 Dec 2020 8:30 UTC
26 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

Will we wit­ness the com­pas­sion of a na­tion?

kithpendragon10 Jan 2021 11:10 UTC
−9 points
27 comments3 min readLW link

epistemic stal­ling.

Alfred10 Jan 2021 9:24 UTC
−2 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Pre­dic­tion: The Defense Depart­ment Will Blame Trump for the Slow Re­sponse on Jan. 7, 2021

rockthecasbah11 Jan 2021 1:02 UTC
2 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

In Defense of Twit­ter’s De­ci­sion to Ban Trump

ragintumbleweed11 Jan 2021 18:08 UTC
4 points
21 comments5 min readLW link

Three thoughts on Deplatforming

betulaster14 Jan 2021 12:40 UTC
13 points
9 comments6 min readLW link

Mo­ral ba­sis for reg­u­lat­ing so­cial platforms

solus23 Jan 2021 20:39 UTC
0 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] “New EA cause area: vot­ing”; or, “what’s wrong with this calcu­la­tion?”

Optimization Process26 Feb 2021 16:50 UTC
18 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Im­pact of de­lay­ing vac­ci­na­tions on the to­tal num­ber of deaths

qbolec11 Mar 2021 23:49 UTC
5 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

The con­se­quen­tial­ist case for so­cial con­ser­vatism, or “Against Cul­tural Su­per­stim­uli”

Sophronius14 Apr 2021 21:50 UTC
19 points
49 comments6 min readLW link

Ris­ing rents and ap­pro­pri­ate responses

dominicq18 Apr 2021 14:05 UTC
10 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Tran­si­tive Tol­er­ance Means Intolerance

orthonormal14 Aug 2021 17:52 UTC
38 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Anatomy of a full school cli­mate strike

tcelferact22 Aug 2021 15:17 UTC
0 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

A Small Vacation

DanB29 Aug 2021 19:55 UTC
44 points
24 comments8 min readLW link

I read “White Frag­ility” so you don’t have to (but maybe you should)

David Gross6 Sep 2021 22:31 UTC
34 points
105 comments7 min readLW link

[linkpost] Poli­ti­cal Cap­i­tal Flow Man­age­ment and the Im­por­tance of Yutting

mike_hawke10 Sep 2021 7:27 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(everythingstudies.com)

Does Di­verse News De­crease Po­lariza­tion?

jsteinhardt11 Sep 2021 2:30 UTC
11 points
1 comment9 min readLW link
(bounded-regret.ghost.io)

An­drew Yang on “The Priests of the De­cline”

Timothy Johnson4 Oct 2021 19:24 UTC
16 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.andrewyang.com)

The­ory: The Poli­ti­cal In­cen­tives for Pro­gres­sive Policy Pro­mote Policy Failure

BDay6 Oct 2021 12:10 UTC
−2 points
6 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Are demo­cratic elec­tions in­com­pe­tence-as-a-ser­vice?

acylhalide8 Oct 2021 13:33 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

TheRealSlimHippo13 Oct 2021 16:22 UTC
28 points
3 comments17 min readLW link

Book Re­view: ‘Pre­dict­ing the Next Pres­i­dent: The Keys to the White House’

TranscendetalIdealist20 Oct 2021 0:42 UTC
10 points
0 comments15 min readLW link

Book re­view: Lost Con­nec­tions by Jo­hann Hari

maia20 Oct 2021 2:40 UTC
37 points
3 comments10 min readLW link

Frank­furt Dec­la­ra­tion on the Cam­bridge Dec­la­ra­tion on Consciousness

Jan24 Oct 2021 9:54 UTC
9 points
3 comments5 min readLW link
(universalprior.substack.com)

Every­thing Stud­ies on Cyn­i­cal Theories

DanielFilan27 Oct 2021 1:31 UTC
25 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(everythingstudies.com)

[Question] Ri­gor­ous poli­ti­cal sci­ence?

abramdemski12 Mar 2021 15:30 UTC
23 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Eight poli­ti­cal de­mands that I hope we can agree on

ChristianKl1 May 2018 16:59 UTC
4 points
35 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Un­con­tro­ver­sially good legislation

braces10 Jan 2022 2:26 UTC
32 points
57 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Is state a (semi-) ra­tio­nal agent?

Birke10 Jan 2022 19:53 UTC
2 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Poli­ti­cal Office for Begin­ners?

Asgård12 Jan 2022 17:27 UTC
36 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Land Ho!

Zvi20 Jan 2022 13:30 UTC
120 points
4 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

There is a line in the sand, just not where you think it is

Wuschel Schulz22 Jan 2022 10:33 UTC
46 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How would you go about test­ing a poli­ti­cal the­ory like Ne­ofeu­dal­ism?

FinalFormal22 Feb 2022 17:09 UTC
3 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

On Bounded Distrust

Zvi3 Feb 2022 14:50 UTC
129 points
19 comments56 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

The Ur­gency of Nor­mal: An Ex­er­cise in Bounded Distrust

Zvi3 Feb 2022 18:10 UTC
46 points
3 comments11 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Convoy

Zvi4 Feb 2022 21:40 UTC
28 points
18 comments9 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Man­i­festo: The Land is our Birthright (in­spired by the Lars Doucet Ge­or­gism book re­view)

talelore15 Feb 2022 23:50 UTC
−21 points
7 comments7 min readLW link

Con­voy Continued

Zvi16 Feb 2022 14:40 UTC
28 points
16 comments16 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Book re­view: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Richard_Ngo14 Feb 2022 7:50 UTC
34 points
5 comments4 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Con­voy Crackdown

Zvi21 Feb 2022 22:10 UTC
92 points
21 comments14 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

PSA: if you are in Rus­sia, prob­a­bly move out ASAP

yagudin3 Mar 2022 20:01 UTC
90 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

Ukraine Post #2: Options

Zvi10 Mar 2022 16:10 UTC
84 points
56 comments24 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Why a No-Fly-Zone would be the biggest gift to Putin, and why Ze­len­skyy keeps ask­ing for it [Linkpost and com­men­tary]

Dojan17 Mar 2022 3:13 UTC
47 points
16 comments3 min readLW link

The Dawn of Every­thing: a review

David Hugh-Jones21 Mar 2022 12:53 UTC
32 points
3 comments5 min readLW link
(wyclif.substack.com)

Albert Hirschman on liber­al­ism and nationalism

David Hugh-Jones23 Mar 2022 10:08 UTC
5 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(wyclif.substack.com)

Us­ing Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets to Guide Govern­ment Policy

lsusr1 Apr 2022 10:21 UTC
37 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Dr Fauci as Machi­avel­lian Boddhisattva

Benquo4 Apr 2022 20:38 UTC
35 points
39 comments5 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Judge Over­turns Trans­porta­tion Mask Mandate

Zvi20 Apr 2022 13:50 UTC
38 points
19 comments8 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

The New Right ap­pears to be on the rise for bet­ter or worse

Chris_Leong23 Apr 2022 19:36 UTC
6 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Re­peal the For­eign Dredge Act of 1906

Zvi5 May 2022 15:20 UTC
158 points
16 comments19 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] How would pub­lic me­dia out­lets need to be gov­erned to cover all poli­ti­cal views?

ChristianKl12 May 2022 12:55 UTC
13 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Covid 5/​19/​22: The Law of Five

Zvi19 May 2022 12:20 UTC
53 points
3 comments11 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] Is there any way some­one could post about pub­lic policy re­lat­ing to abor­tion ac­cess (or an­other sen­si­tive sub­ject) on LessWrong with­out get­ting su­per down­voted?

Evan_Gaensbauer28 Jun 2022 5:45 UTC
18 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What’s the in­for­ma­tion value of gov­ern­ment hear­ings?

Kenny18 Jun 2022 17:13 UTC
6 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Par­li­a­ments with­out the Parties

Yair Halberstadt19 Jun 2022 14:06 UTC
17 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Why is so much poli­ti­cal com­men­tary mis­lead­ing?

contrarianbrit28 Jun 2022 17:10 UTC
−2 points
5 comments6 min readLW link
(thomasprosser.substack.com)

[Question] How to Nav­i­gate Eval­u­at­ing Poli­ti­cized Re­search?

Davis_Kingsley1 Jul 2022 5:59 UTC
11 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Cul­ture wars in rid­dle format

Malmesbury17 Jul 2022 14:51 UTC
7 points
28 comments3 min readLW link

Why are poli­ti­ci­ans po­larized?

ErnestScribbler21 Jul 2022 8:17 UTC
11 points
21 comments7 min readLW link

Let­ter from lead­ing Soviet Aca­demi­ci­ans to party and gov­ern­ment lead­ers of the Soviet Union re­gard­ing signs of de­cline and struc­tural prob­lems of the eco­nomic-poli­ti­cal sys­tem (1970)

M. Y. Zuo1 Aug 2022 22:35 UTC
20 points
10 comments16 min readLW link

A Book Review

Zack_M_Davis28 Apr 2020 17:43 UTC
15 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(unremediatedgender.space)

Nega­tive Feed­back and Simulacra

Elizabeth29 Apr 2020 2:00 UTC
144 points
24 comments9 min readLW link1 review
(acesounderglass.com)

Is fake news bul­lshit or ly­ing?

HarperSachs26 May 2020 16:55 UTC
22 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

[META] Build­ing a ra­tio­nal­ist com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tem to avoid censorship

Donald Hobson23 Jun 2020 14:12 UTC
36 points
33 comments2 min readLW link

Im­prov­ing lo­cal gov­er­nance in frag­ile states—prac­ti­cal les­sons from the field

rockthecasbah29 Jul 2020 1:54 UTC
16 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Billion­aire Economics

Virgil Kurkjian28 Jul 2020 3:01 UTC
16 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

The Bias You Didn’t Expect

Psychohistorian14 Apr 2011 16:20 UTC
131 points
92 comments2 min readLW link

The Jor­dan Peter­son Mask

Jacob Falkovich3 Mar 2018 19:49 UTC
50 points
154 comments12 min readLW link

Ci­vil­ity Is Never Neutral

ozymandias22 Nov 2017 16:54 UTC
55 points
15 comments4 min readLW link

Lost Purposes

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Nov 2007 9:01 UTC
139 points
79 comments6 min readLW link

Your Ra­tion­al­ity is My Business

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Apr 2007 7:31 UTC
124 points
28 comments3 min readLW link

The Power to De­mol­ish Bad Arguments

Liron2 Sep 2019 12:57 UTC
98 points
78 comments11 min readLW link6 reviews

Manda­tory Obsessions

Jacob Falkovich14 Nov 2018 18:19 UTC
76 points
14 comments6 min readLW link

Covid 7/​30: Whack a Mole

Zvi30 Jul 2020 15:50 UTC
39 points
4 comments10 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Of Ex­clu­sion­ary Speech and Gen­der Politics

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Jul 2009 7:22 UTC
88 points
669 comments5 min readLW link

He­len Toner on China, CSET, and AI

Rob Bensinger21 Apr 2019 4:10 UTC
68 points
3 comments7 min readLW link
(rationallyspeakingpodcast.org)

First(?) Ra­tion­al­ist elected to state government

Eneasz7 Nov 2014 2:30 UTC
105 points
54 comments1 min readLW link

Mod No­tice about Elec­tion Discussion

Vaniver29 Jan 2020 1:35 UTC
61 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Against Pre­ma­ture Ab­strac­tion of Poli­ti­cal Issues

Wei_Dai18 Dec 2019 20:19 UTC
77 points
22 comments2 min readLW link

Does the US nu­clear policy still tar­get cities?

Jeffrey Ladish2 Oct 2019 0:18 UTC
61 points
7 comments10 min readLW link

A Ra­tional Argument

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Oct 2007 18:35 UTC
80 points
41 comments2 min readLW link

Chee­rios: An “Un­tested New Drug”

MBlume15 May 2009 2:26 UTC
9 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Miss­ing the Trees for the Forest

Scott Alexander22 Jul 2009 3:23 UTC
84 points
159 comments7 min readLW link

Why I am not a Quaker (even though it of­ten seems as though I should be)

Benquo26 Sep 2017 7:00 UTC
48 points
20 comments16 min readLW link

Stop Vot­ing For Nincompoops

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Jan 2008 18:00 UTC
75 points
92 comments8 min readLW link

The risk of an Amer­i­can Civil War is remote

Samo Burja23 Jul 2018 18:00 UTC
37 points
0 comments8 min readLW link
(medium.com)

“Poli­tics is the mind-kil­ler” is the mind-killer

thomblake26 Jan 2012 15:55 UTC
50 points
99 comments1 min readLW link

Cat­alo­nia and the Over­ton Window

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Oct 2017 20:23 UTC
28 points
21 comments3 min readLW link

UBI for President

Jacob Falkovich18 Oct 2018 15:09 UTC
45 points
14 comments10 min readLW link

The Skewed and the Screwed: When Mat­ing Meets Politics

Jacob Falkovich29 Jan 2020 15:50 UTC
61 points
6 comments15 min readLW link1 review

When None Dare Urge Res­traint, pt. 2

Jay_Schweikert30 May 2012 15:28 UTC
84 points
92 comments3 min readLW link

What Botswana Can Teach Us About Poli­ti­cal Stability

Samo Burja9 May 2019 18:30 UTC
40 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Swiss Poli­ti­cal Sys­tem: More than You ever Wanted to Know (II.)

Martin Sustrik22 Jul 2020 13:50 UTC
82 points
21 comments12 min readLW link
(250bpm.com)

Only You Can Prevent Your Mind From Get­ting Killed By Politics

ChrisHallquist26 Oct 2013 13:59 UTC
59 points
144 comments5 min readLW link

Strate­gic High Skill Immigration

Gentzel6 Dec 2017 1:15 UTC
32 points
8 comments21 min readLW link

On memetic weapons

ioannes1 Sep 2018 3:25 UTC
42 points
28 comments5 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Narconomics

ketchupduck3 May 2020 1:19 UTC
74 points
11 comments7 min readLW link

Un­der-ac­knowl­edged Value Differences

Wei_Dai12 Sep 2012 22:02 UTC
70 points
68 comments1 min readLW link

My pa­per was sig­nal­ling the whole time—Robin Han­son wins again

rockthecasbah4 Aug 2020 21:13 UTC
49 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

Sim­ple Rules of Law

Zvi19 May 2019 0:10 UTC
53 points
24 comments28 min readLW link1 review
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Rus­sian x-risks newslet­ter spring 2020

avturchin4 Jun 2020 14:27 UTC
16 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Notes on the Psy­chol­ogy of Power

gwern27 Jul 2012 19:22 UTC
59 points
49 comments40 min readLW link

The Sig­nal and the Corrective

MalcolmOcean11 Feb 2018 0:28 UTC
21 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(everythingstudies.com)

Ex­plor­ing Two-Level Vi­sual Mnemonic Compression

armatures6 Aug 2020 23:58 UTC
11 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Why no to­tal win­ner?

Paul Crowley15 Oct 2017 22:01 UTC
36 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

Vot­ing is like donat­ing thou­sands of dol­lars to charity

Academian5 Nov 2012 1:02 UTC
41 points
212 comments5 min readLW link

Be­ware Triv­ial Fears

Stabilizer4 Feb 2014 5:40 UTC
55 points
41 comments2 min readLW link

Solu­tions to Poli­ti­cal Prob­lems As Counterfactuals

Scott Alexander25 Sep 2009 17:21 UTC
44 points
36 comments6 min readLW link

Ad­di­tional ar­gu­ments for NIMBY

Zvi11 Oct 2018 20:40 UTC
32 points
10 comments13 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Com­pe­ti­tion for Power

Samo Burja4 Apr 2018 17:10 UTC
17 points
8 comments9 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Asym­met­ric Weapons Aren’t Always on Your Side

Davis_Kingsley8 Jun 2019 8:47 UTC
31 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

The Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Dilemma in a Nutshell

Gentzel12 Dec 2019 3:20 UTC
32 points
5 comments3 min readLW link
(theconsequentialist.wordpress.com)

Sex, Lies, and Dexamethasone

Jacob Falkovich20 Feb 2018 19:56 UTC
15 points
1 comment9 min readLW link

Mitt Rom­ney’s $10,000 bet

MileyCyrus12 Dec 2011 2:14 UTC
50 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Cap­tured Economy

Zvi11 Dec 2017 13:10 UTC
14 points
6 comments8 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

80,000 Hours: EA and Highly Poli­ti­cal Causes

The_Jaded_One26 Jan 2017 21:44 UTC
46 points
25 comments7 min readLW link

The File Drawer Effect and Con­for­mity Bias (Elec­tion Edi­tion)

Salemicus8 May 2015 16:51 UTC
48 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

Me­chan­ics with­out wrenches

PhilGoetz15 Apr 2009 20:09 UTC
36 points
78 comments3 min readLW link

Help, help, I’m be­ing op­pressed!

Scott Alexander7 Apr 2009 23:22 UTC
40 points
145 comments5 min readLW link

Night­mare of the Perfectly Principled

Benquo2 Nov 2017 9:10 UTC
12 points
14 comments8 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

[Question] Why is the mail so much bet­ter than the DMV?

Logan Zoellner29 Dec 2019 18:55 UTC
29 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Poli­tics as Charity

CarlShulman23 Sep 2010 5:33 UTC
37 points
165 comments8 min readLW link

Sta­tus for sta­tus sake is a fact of poli­ti­cal life

rockthecasbah18 Aug 2020 22:06 UTC
10 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

What the Haters Hate

Jacob Falkovich1 Oct 2018 20:29 UTC
29 points
36 comments8 min readLW link

Trust­ing Ex­pert Consensus

ChrisHallquist16 Oct 2013 20:22 UTC
41 points
81 comments17 min readLW link

Jour­nal ar­ti­cle about poli­tics and mindkilling

CronoDAS7 Sep 2011 7:46 UTC
41 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

[Link] The Worst-Run Big City in the U.S.

[deleted]2 Dec 2012 12:50 UTC
43 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

An­a­lyz­ing Black­mail Be­ing Ille­gal (Han­son and Mow­show­itz re­lated)

curi20 Aug 2020 18:56 UTC
1 point
4 comments8 min readLW link

Coun­ter­fac­tual Coalitions

Larks16 Feb 2012 21:42 UTC
30 points
29 comments1 min readLW link

Is That Your True Re­jec­tion? by Eliezer Yud­kowsky @ Cato Unbound

XiXiDu7 Sep 2011 18:27 UTC
44 points
83 comments1 min readLW link

Planned Power Outages

jefftk12 Oct 2019 14:10 UTC
27 points
18 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Man­u­fac­tur­ing prejudice

PhilGoetz3 Apr 2011 17:26 UTC
37 points
73 comments1 min readLW link

Has “poli­tics is the mind-kil­ler” been a mind-kil­ler?

SonnieBailey17 Mar 2019 3:05 UTC
29 points
26 comments3 min readLW link

A Pro­posal for Defeat­ing Moloch in the Pri­son In­dus­trial Complex

lululu2 Jun 2015 22:03 UTC
33 points
77 comments4 min readLW link

Fac­tions, in­equal­ity, and so­cial justice

John_Maxwell3 Dec 2012 19:37 UTC
44 points
173 comments6 min readLW link

Diver­gence on Ev­i­dence Due to Differ­ing Pri­ors—A Poli­ti­cal Case Study

Davidmanheim16 Sep 2019 11:01 UTC
27 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

Hier­ar­chy and wings

Benquo6 May 2019 18:39 UTC
25 points
22 comments2 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

You’re En­ti­tled to Every­one’s Opinion

satt20 Sep 2014 15:39 UTC
33 points
23 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Why don’t coun­tries, like com­pa­nies, more of­ten merge?

Vishrut Arya22 Aug 2020 23:56 UTC
13 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

[Link] Belief in re­li­gion con­sid­ered harm­ful?

[deleted]17 Dec 2011 22:38 UTC
33 points
54 comments7 min readLW link

Yud­kowsky vs Trump: the nu­clear show­down.

MrMind11 Nov 2016 11:30 UTC
27 points
179 comments2 min readLW link

A Parable of Elites and Takeoffs

gwern30 Jun 2014 23:04 UTC
39 points
98 comments5 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity of demon­strat­ing & voting

bfinn7 Nov 2018 0:09 UTC
24 points
20 comments8 min readLW link

Any­one know of em­piri­cally driven lob­by­ing efforts?

palladias27 Aug 2012 22:02 UTC
37 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

In Defense of Tone Arguments

OrphanWilde19 Jul 2012 19:48 UTC
32 points
175 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Is liber­tar­i­anism un­sus­tain­able? Why?

Vishrut Arya10 Oct 2020 2:09 UTC
2 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Elec­tion Preparation

jefftk15 Oct 2020 20:30 UTC
18 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Which head­lines and nar­ra­tives are mostly click­bait?

Pontor25 Oct 2020 1:19 UTC
5 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Post­ing on Politics

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Jan 2008 7:25 UTC
10 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Poli­tics is work and work needs breaks

KatjaGrace4 Nov 2019 17:10 UTC
19 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

Do­minic Cum­mings: how the Brexit refer­en­dum was won

The_Jaded_One12 Jan 2017 21:26 UTC
30 points
69 comments1 min readLW link
(blogs.spectator.co.uk)

A Ge­nius for Destruction

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Aug 2008 19:25 UTC
16 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

To­day’s In­spira­tional Tale

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Nov 2008 16:15 UTC
17 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ist Politicians

Bound_up21 Dec 2017 23:29 UTC
9 points
8 comments3 min readLW link

No­body Is Perfect, Every­thing Is Commensurable

Scott Alexander19 Dec 2014 5:00 UTC
39 points
4 comments11 min readLW link

Oc­cupy Wall Street: Pre­dic­tions, Speculations

byrnema19 Oct 2011 0:44 UTC
−8 points
43 comments1 min readLW link

Two rea­sons to ex­pect a peace­ful change of power in the US

rockthecasbah8 Nov 2020 17:13 UTC
11 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Are the so­cial sci­ences challeng­ing be­cause of fun­da­men­tal difficul­ties or be­cause of im­posed ones?

ozziegooen10 Nov 2020 4:56 UTC
53 points
13 comments11 min readLW link

Tell it to some­one who doesn’t care

PhilGoetz14 Apr 2009 18:15 UTC
25 points
34 comments3 min readLW link

The mind-killer

Paul Crowley2 May 2009 16:49 UTC
29 points
160 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Please steel­man the ac­cu­sa­tions of elec­tion fraud

rockthecasbah10 Nov 2020 4:39 UTC
2 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Did any­body calcu­late the Bri­ers score for per-state elec­tion fore­casts?

ChristianKl10 Nov 2020 17:51 UTC
10 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Would You Slap Your Father? Ar­ti­cle Link­age and Discussion

Annoyance2 Jun 2009 18:49 UTC
2 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Less wrong eco­nomic policy

G Gordon Worley III9 Jun 2009 20:11 UTC
7 points
32 comments1 min readLW link

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive democ­racy awe­some­ness hypothesis

taw18 Jun 2009 3:02 UTC
4 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Prob­a­bil­ity and Politics

CarlShulman24 Nov 2010 17:02 UTC
28 points
31 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Ra­tion­al­ists from the UK—what are your thoughts on Do­minic Cum­mings?

Davis_Kingsley21 Nov 2020 10:00 UTC
11 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Some recom­men­da­tions for al­ign­ing the de­ci­sion to go to war with the pub­lic in­ter­est, from The Spoils of War

Eli Tyre27 Dec 2020 1:04 UTC
28 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

An overview of fore­cast­ing for poli­tics, con­flict, and poli­ti­cal violence

VipulNaik24 Jun 2014 22:10 UTC
10 points
0 comments8 min readLW link

The Poli­tics of Age (the Young vs. the Old)

Martin Sustrik24 Mar 2019 6:40 UTC
16 points
17 comments1 min readLW link
(250bpm.com)

What is go­ing on in the world?

KatjaGrace17 Jan 2021 11:30 UTC
83 points
48 comments3 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Mak­ing Ex­per­tise Leg­ible: Be­ing right should make you re­spected, not the other way around

ejacob7 Feb 2021 23:15 UTC
7 points
10 comments3 min readLW link
(eidan.substack.com)

Don’t en­courage pris­on­ers dilemmas

Yair Halberstadt16 Feb 2021 6:33 UTC
8 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Chaotic era: avoid or sur­vive?

Just Learning22 Feb 2021 1:34 UTC
3 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

Germs and Poli­tics

Will_Crowley1 Mar 2021 21:57 UTC
1 point
0 comments10 min readLW link

On Chang­ing Minds That Aren’t Mine, and The In­stinct to Sur­ren­der.

Anomal313 Mar 2021 16:08 UTC
14 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

A New Cen­ter? [Poli­tics] [Wish­ful Think­ing]

abramdemski12 Apr 2021 15:19 UTC
59 points
36 comments3 min readLW link

Elec­tion re­sults in Cen­tral Europe match some pre-WW1 borders

ForensicOceanography24 Apr 2021 6:24 UTC
19 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

[ACX Linkpost] A Modest Pro­posal for Republicans

mike_hawke30 Apr 2021 18:43 UTC
9 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(astralcodexten.substack.com)

Im­prov­ing par­li­a­men­tary in­for­ma­tion processing

victorsintnicolaas26 Jun 2021 16:11 UTC
2 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

In­ter­view with Olle Häg­gström: Rea­son, COVID-19 and Aca­demic Free­dom in Sweden

Erich_Grunewald21 Aug 2021 15:08 UTC
8 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

AI Pre­dic­tion Ser­vices and Risks of War

isaduan3 Oct 2021 10:26 UTC
3 points
2 comments10 min readLW link

Pos­si­ble Wor­lds af­ter Pre­dic­tion Take-off

isaduan3 Oct 2021 10:26 UTC
5 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Do­minic Cum­mings : Regime Change #2: A plea to Sili­con Valley

ChristianKl2 Oct 2021 19:35 UTC
68 points
73 comments1 min readLW link
(dominiccummings.substack.com)

The World Ac­cord­ing to Do­minic Cummings

Chris_Leong14 Apr 2020 5:05 UTC
57 points
10 comments7 min readLW link

9/​11 as mindkiller

NancyLebovitz12 Sep 2011 17:44 UTC
23 points
112 comments1 min readLW link

On Wal­mart, And Who Bears Re­spon­si­bil­ity For the Poor

ChrisHallquist27 Nov 2013 5:08 UTC
20 points
512 comments3 min readLW link

[Book Re­view] “The Bell Curve” by Charles Murray

lsusr2 Nov 2021 5:49 UTC
91 points
135 comments23 min readLW link

An Un­ex­pected Vic­tory: Con­tainer Stack­ing at the Port of Long Beach

Zvi28 Oct 2021 14:40 UTC
282 points
40 comments9 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Paths For­ward: Scal­ing the Shar­ing of In­for­ma­tion and Solutions

Zvi2 Nov 2021 23:50 UTC
64 points
21 comments21 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Covid 8/​12: The Worst Is Over

Zvi12 Aug 2021 13:30 UTC
79 points
66 comments26 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Covid 8/​5: Much Ado About Nothing

Zvi5 Aug 2021 14:00 UTC
63 points
34 comments31 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Covid 7/​22: Er­ror Correction

Zvi22 Jul 2021 14:20 UTC
66 points
45 comments21 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Covid 7/​8: Delta Takes Over

Zvi8 Jul 2021 13:00 UTC
72 points
16 comments11 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Covid 6/​10: Some­body Else’s Problem

Zvi10 Jun 2021 13:10 UTC
57 points
26 comments24 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Covid 11/​4: The After Times

Zvi4 Nov 2021 15:20 UTC
51 points
35 comments6 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

A Vot­ing Puz­zle, Some Poli­ti­cal Science, and a Nerd Failure Mode

ChrisHallquist10 Oct 2013 2:10 UTC
140 points
181 comments17 min readLW link

A tale from Com­mu­nist China

Wei_Dai18 Oct 2020 17:37 UTC
239 points
65 comments2 min readLW link1 review

[Question] What are the limi­ta­tions on poli­ti­cally mo­ti­vated re­lo­ca­tion?

Asgård4 Dec 2021 15:16 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Covid 12/​24: We’re F***ed, It’s Over

Zvi24 Dec 2020 15:10 UTC
276 points
147 comments31 min readLW link2 reviews
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] Hedg­ing the Pos­si­bil­ity of Rus­sia in­vad­ing Ukraine

Annapurna23 Dec 2021 1:13 UTC
17 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

COVID Skep­ti­cism Isn’t About Science

jaspax29 Dec 2021 17:53 UTC
126 points
77 comments7 min readLW link

Omicron: My Cur­rent Model

Zvi28 Dec 2021 17:10 UTC
247 points
73 comments10 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Why do peo­ple avoid vac­ci­na­tion?

KatjaGrace10 Feb 2022 21:10 UTC
52 points
57 comments6 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Re­view: Vá­clav Havel’s “The Power of the Pow­er­less”

David Gross21 Feb 2022 2:18 UTC
40 points
1 comment26 min readLW link

Notes on So­cial Responsibility

David Gross19 Mar 2022 14:44 UTC
15 points
4 comments22 min readLW link

A Primer on God, Liber­al­ism and the End of History

Mahdi Complex26 Mar 2022 20:07 UTC
33 points
2 comments14 min readLW link

The Ir­re­sistible At­trac­tion of De­sign­ing Your Own Utopia

David Udell1 Apr 2022 1:34 UTC
8 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Sum­mary: “In­ter­net Search tips” by Gw­ern Branwen

Pablo Repetto8 Apr 2022 2:02 UTC
11 points
2 comments4 min readLW link
(pabloernesto.github.io)

The real rea­son Futarchists are doomed

lc1 Apr 2022 18:37 UTC
18 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

The Fetishiza­tion of Dystopia

john yardsale22 Apr 2022 16:39 UTC
−7 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ism in an Age of Egregores

David Udell1 Jun 2022 7:29 UTC
12 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Poli­tics is the Mind Killer. But is it get­ting worse?

Trevor122 Jun 2022 19:47 UTC
5 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
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