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So­cial & Cul­tural Dynamics

The Virtue of Silence

Scott Alexander
14 Jun 2013 19:00 UTC
64 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Anti-so­cial Punishment

Martin Sustrik
27 Sep 2018 7:08 UTC
199 points
64 comments6 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

The In­tel­li­gent So­cial Web

Valentine
22 Feb 2018 18:55 UTC
224 points
113 comments12 min readLW link3 nominations2 reviews

I Can Tol­er­ate Any­thing Ex­cept The Outgroup

Scott Alexander
2 Sep 2017 8:22 UTC
30 points
1 comment28 min readLW link

So­ciety Is Fixed, Biol­ogy Is Mutable

Scott Alexander
11 Sep 2014 0:27 UTC
14 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

How The West Was Won

Scott Alexander
26 Jul 2016 3:05 UTC
18 points
1 comment17 min readLW link

In Fa­vor of Nice­ness, Com­mu­nity, and Civilization

Scott Alexander
23 Feb 2014 22:24 UTC
42 points
6 comments20 min readLW link

Guided By The Beauty Of Our Weapons

Scott Alexander
24 Mar 2017 4:33 UTC
33 points
3 comments19 min readLW link

The Ide­ol­ogy Is Not The Movement

Scott Alexander
5 Apr 2016 1:52 UTC
18 points
1 comment24 min readLW link

Archipelago and Atomic Communitarianism

Scott Alexander
7 Jun 2014 16:44 UTC
13 points
1 comment22 min readLW link

Med­i­ta­tions On Moloch

Scott Alexander
30 Jul 2014 4:00 UTC
46 points
5 comments47 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Sec­u­lar Cycles

Scott Alexander
13 Aug 2019 4:10 UTC
62 points
8 comments16 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Differ­ent Worlds

Scott Alexander
3 Oct 2017 4:10 UTC
92 points
16 comments14 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Eth­nic Ten­sion And Mean­ingless Arguments

Scott Alexander
5 Nov 2014 3:38 UTC
41 points
5 comments22 min readLW link

All De­bates Are Brav­ery Debates

Scott Alexander
9 Jun 2013 19:00 UTC
64 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Against ac­cus­ing peo­ple of motte and bailey

Kaj_Sotala
3 Jun 2018 21:31 UTC
88 points
14 comments4 min readLW link

In­tel­lec­tual Hip­sters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander
13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
223 points
359 comments8 min readLW link

Out­side Anal­y­sis and Blind Spots

orthonormal
21 Jul 2009 1:00 UTC
71 points
34 comments5 min readLW link

Pre­dict­ing Fu­ture Morality

ESRogs
6 May 2018 7:17 UTC
25 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

A Parable On Ob­so­lete Ideologies

Scott Alexander
13 May 2009 22:51 UTC
153 points
286 comments7 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Ages Of Discord

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

Book Re­view: Why Honor Matters

ryan_b
25 Jun 2018 20:53 UTC
31 points
9 comments12 min readLW link

Book re­view: The Com­pla­cent Class

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

Book re­view: The Righ­teous Mind

jml
4 Feb 2018 21:48 UTC
14 points
0 comments12 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Book re­view: The Righ­teous Mind (2)

jml
4 Feb 2018 21:49 UTC
9 points
0 comments9 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Teach­ers vs. Tutors

[deleted]
26 Oct 2010 16:59 UTC
14 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

Pro­fess­ing and Cheering

Eliezer Yudkowsky
2 Aug 2007 7:20 UTC
65 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

Ap­plause Lights

Eliezer Yudkowsky
11 Sep 2007 18:31 UTC
149 points
90 comments2 min readLW link

Dun­bar’s Function

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 Dec 2008 2:26 UTC
47 points
65 comments6 min readLW link

The Na­ture of Offense

Wei_Dai
23 Jul 2009 11:15 UTC
107 points
179 comments3 min readLW link

Every Cause Wants To Be A Cult

Eliezer Yudkowsky
12 Dec 2007 3:04 UTC
70 points
32 comments3 min readLW link

Align­ment Re­search Field Guide

abramdemski
8 Mar 2019 19:57 UTC
207 points
5 comments17 min readLW link

Why Our Kind Can’t Cooperate

Eliezer Yudkowsky
20 Mar 2009 8:37 UTC
185 points
201 comments9 min readLW link

Of Two Minds

Valentine
17 May 2018 4:34 UTC
164 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

How to Seem (and Be) Deep

Eliezer Yudkowsky
14 Oct 2007 18:13 UTC
66 points
119 comments4 min readLW link

Why Would A Cer­tain Hoax Story Be Re­ported For So Long?

Servant
24 Mar 2011 17:11 UTC
9 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

28 so­cial psy­chol­ogy stud­ies from *Ex­per­i­ments With Peo­ple* (Frey & Gregg, 2017)

Yuxi_Liu
16 Jun 2019 2:23 UTC
12 points
1 comment26 min readLW link

Are Your Ene­mies In­nately Evil?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
26 Jun 2007 21:13 UTC
125 points
141 comments3 min readLW link

Study on what makes peo­ple ap­prove or con­demn mind up­load tech­nol­ogy; refer­ences LW

Kaj_Sotala
10 Jul 2018 17:14 UTC
21 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.nature.com)

Epistemic Tenure

Scott Garrabrant
18 Feb 2019 22:56 UTC
72 points
27 comments3 min readLW link

A Self-Re­spect Feed­back Loop

ialdabaoth
11 May 2018 23:09 UTC
80 points
20 comments3 min readLW link

Dun­can Sa­bien: “In Defense of Punch Bug”

Davis_Kingsley
3 May 2018 8:26 UTC
78 points
187 comments1 min readLW link
(medium.com)

The Re­la­tion­ship Between Hier­ar­chy and Wealth

sarahconstantin
23 Jan 2019 2:00 UTC
60 points
8 comments12 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

The Case for Pri­vacy Optimism

bmgarfinkel
10 Mar 2020 20:30 UTC
37 points
0 comments32 min readLW link
(benmgarfinkel.wordpress.com)

T-Shaped Organizations

Vaniver
16 Dec 2019 23:48 UTC
51 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Levels of communication

Kaj_Sotala
23 Mar 2010 21:32 UTC
54 points
73 comments3 min readLW link

Mar­ket norms and So­cial norms

TruetoThis
6 Aug 2020 18:27 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Eva­po­ra­tive Cool­ing of Group Beliefs

Eliezer Yudkowsky
7 Dec 2007 23:08 UTC
77 points
46 comments3 min readLW link

Asch’s Con­for­mity Experiment

Eliezer Yudkowsky
26 Dec 2007 7:03 UTC
32 points
62 comments4 min readLW link

Lonely Dissent

Eliezer Yudkowsky
28 Dec 2007 4:23 UTC
57 points
84 comments4 min readLW link

Sta­tus Reg­u­la­tion and Anx­ious Underconfidence

Eliezer Yudkowsky
16 Nov 2017 19:35 UTC
88 points
10 comments21 min readLW link

Self-con­scious­ness wants to make ev­ery­thing about itself

jessicata
3 Jul 2019 1:44 UTC
43 points
67 comments6 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

Notes on Brain­wash­ing & ‘Cults’

gwern
13 Sep 2013 20:49 UTC
40 points
103 comments16 min readLW link

Honors Fuel Achievement

Samo Burja
10 Jun 2019 16:10 UTC
39 points
2 comments7 min readLW link
(medium.com)

So­cial Technology

Samo Burja
2 Mar 2018 19:54 UTC
39 points
5 comments5 min readLW link

Long Now, and Cul­ture vs Artifacts

Raemon
3 Feb 2020 21:49 UTC
27 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] What are some “Com­mu­ni­ties and Cul­tures Differ­ent From Our Own?”

Raemon
12 May 2019 22:03 UTC
31 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The Ass­hole Filter

DragonGod
7 Oct 2017 16:51 UTC
32 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(siderea.livejournal.com)

What makes a good cul­ture?

toonalfrink
5 Feb 2019 13:31 UTC
30 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

The Align­ment-Com­pe­tence Trade-Off, Part 1: Coal­i­tion Size and Sig­nal­ing Costs

Gentzel
15 Jan 2020 23:10 UTC
31 points
4 comments3 min readLW link
(theconsequentialist.wordpress.com)

Cul­ture, in­ter­pre­tive la­bor, and tidy­ing one’s room

Benquo
26 Jul 2018 20:59 UTC
29 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Con­flict, the Rules of En­gage­ment, and Professionalism

habryka
5 Sep 2020 5:04 UTC
35 points
2 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] So­cial Cap­i­tal Paradoxes

abramdemski
10 Sep 2020 18:44 UTC
65 points
24 comments4 min readLW link

Affor­dance Widths

ialdabaoth
10 May 2018 23:37 UTC
132 points
54 comments4 min readLW link2 nominations6 reviews

Pro­ce­du­ral Knowl­edge Gaps

Alicorn
8 Feb 2011 3:17 UTC
138 points
1,479 comments1 min readLW link

Liv­ing in an Inad­e­quate World

Eliezer Yudkowsky
9 Nov 2017 21:23 UTC
130 points
48 comments20 min readLW link

Melt­ing Gold, and Or­ga­ni­za­tional Capacity

Raemon
11 Dec 2017 19:16 UTC
126 points
22 comments5 min readLW link

The Typ­i­cal Sex Life Fallacy

ozymandias
7 Oct 2017 21:48 UTC
110 points
293 comments5 min readLW link

Norms of Mem­ber­ship for Vol­un­tary Groups

sarahconstantin
11 Dec 2018 22:10 UTC
193 points
8 comments7 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Misery Pits

Alicorn
10 Mar 2018 23:50 UTC
100 points
23 comments2 min readLW link

De­grees of Freedom

sarahconstantin
2 Apr 2019 21:10 UTC
112 points
31 comments11 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Med­i­ta­tions on Momentum

Richard Meadows
14 Dec 2018 10:53 UTC
109 points
29 comments10 min readLW link

On hid­ing the source of knowledge

jessicata
26 Jan 2020 2:48 UTC
109 points
40 comments3 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

Ci­vil­ity Is Never Neutral

ozymandias
22 Nov 2017 16:54 UTC
87 points
15 comments4 min readLW link

Tol­er­ate Tolerance

Eliezer Yudkowsky
21 Mar 2009 7:34 UTC
81 points
92 comments2 min readLW link

Manda­tory Obsessions

Jacobian
14 Nov 2018 18:19 UTC
81 points
14 comments6 min readLW link1 nomination

Every­body Knows

Zvi
2 Jul 2019 12:20 UTC
77 points
15 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Be­ware So­cial Cop­ing Strategies

Lulie
5 Feb 2018 4:48 UTC
80 points
24 comments7 min readLW link

Preschool: Much Less Than You Wanted To Know

Zvi
20 Nov 2018 19:30 UTC
68 points
15 comments2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Ap­proval Ex­trac­tion Ad­ver­tised as Production

Benquo
15 Dec 2019 14:51 UTC
85 points
28 comments19 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

The Bus Ticket The­ory of Genius

Vaniver
23 Nov 2019 22:12 UTC
66 points
11 comments1 min readLW link
(www.paulgraham.com)

In My Culture

Duncan_Sabien
7 Mar 2019 7:22 UTC
65 points
49 comments1 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Mak­ing your­self small

Helen
8 Mar 2018 14:26 UTC
217 points
53 comments11 min readLW link1 nomination

The “Out­side the Box” Box

Eliezer Yudkowsky
12 Oct 2007 22:50 UTC
60 points
30 comments2 min readLW link

Why Real Men Wear Pink

Scott Alexander
6 Aug 2009 7:39 UTC
57 points
155 comments3 min readLW link

Does Age Bring Wis­dom?

Scott Alexander
8 Nov 2017 7:20 UTC
61 points
8 comments4 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Iso­lat­ing Con­tent can Create Affordances

Davis_Kingsley
23 Aug 2018 8:28 UTC
55 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

On the con­struc­tion of beacons

Benquo
16 Oct 2017 9:10 UTC
58 points
9 comments10 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Hel­pless Individuals

Eliezer Yudkowsky
30 Mar 2009 11:10 UTC
53 points
243 comments3 min readLW link

Why peo­ple want to die

PhilGoetz
24 Aug 2015 20:13 UTC
53 points
175 comments2 min readLW link

Sa­cred Cash

Zvi
3 Mar 2018 13:20 UTC
49 points
26 comments3 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Ethics and ra­tio­nal­ity of suicide

anonymous259
2 May 2011 1:38 UTC
49 points
203 comments2 min readLW link

The Skewed and the Screwed: When Mat­ing Meets Politics

Jacobian
29 Jan 2020 15:50 UTC
44 points
5 comments15 min readLW link

Sapiens

Vaniver
8 Apr 2015 2:56 UTC
52 points
12 comments13 min readLW link

[Link] Can We Re­v­erse The Stan­ford Pri­son Ex­per­i­ment?

[deleted]
14 Jun 2012 3:41 UTC
45 points
46 comments1 min readLW link

Noisy Poll Re­sults And Rep­tilian Mus­lim Cli­ma­tol­o­gists from Mars

Scott Alexander
12 Apr 2013 10:49 UTC
26 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

“Cheat to Win”: Eng­ineer­ing Pos­i­tive So­cial Feedback

sarahconstantin
5 Feb 2018 23:16 UTC
267 points
35 comments2 min readLW link

Offense ver­sus harm minimization

Scott Alexander
16 Apr 2011 1:06 UTC
63 points
429 comments9 min readLW link

Rules of variety

KatjaGrace
8 Dec 2017 17:10 UTC
64 points
8 comments3 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.wordpress.com)

Self-Keep­ing Secrets

lsusr
10 Nov 2019 7:59 UTC
44 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Kevin Sim­ler’s “Go­ing Crit­i­cal”

habryka
16 May 2019 4:36 UTC
56 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.meltingasphalt.com)

Per­mis­sions in Governance

sarahconstantin
2 Aug 2019 19:50 UTC
56 points
12 comments8 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

What’s In A Name?

Scott Alexander
29 Jun 2009 12:54 UTC
43 points
139 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Can So­cial Dy­nam­ics Ex­plain Con­junc­tion Fal­lacy Ex­per­i­men­tal Re­sults?

curi
5 Aug 2020 8:50 UTC
8 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Spe­cial Sta­tus Needs Spe­cial Support

Eliezer Yudkowsky
4 May 2009 22:59 UTC
20 points
75 comments2 min readLW link

The Com­pe­tence Myth

Davis_Kingsley
30 Jun 2019 18:55 UTC
49 points
30 comments2 min readLW link

Cat­e­gories of Sacredness

Zvi
27 Feb 2018 2:00 UTC
54 points
36 comments8 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Blame games

Benquo
6 May 2019 2:38 UTC
44 points
13 comments7 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Asch Con­for­mity Could Ex­plain the Con­junc­tion Fallacy

curi
6 Aug 2020 21:46 UTC
6 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

The Threat of Cryonics

lsparrish
3 Aug 2010 19:57 UTC
36 points
217 comments4 min readLW link

The Sig­nal and the Corrective

MalcolmOcean
11 Feb 2018 0:28 UTC
48 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(everythingstudies.com)

Dis­abil­ity Cul­ture Meets the Tran­shu­man­ist Condition

Rubix
28 Oct 2011 19:02 UTC
33 points
150 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] What is a rea­son­able out­side view for the fate of so­cial move­ments?

jacobjacob
4 Jan 2019 0:21 UTC
36 points
27 comments1 min readLW link

Rais­ing the San­ity Waterline

Eliezer Yudkowsky
12 Mar 2009 4:28 UTC
144 points
228 comments3 min readLW link

Good Ci­ti­zen­ship Is Out Of Date

Ben_LandauTaylor
10 Sep 2018 0:15 UTC
47 points
6 comments4 min readLW link
(benlandautaylor.com)

The Tech­nique Taboo

lsusr
30 Oct 2019 11:22 UTC
46 points
42 comments1 min readLW link

Antimemes

lsusr
26 Nov 2019 5:58 UTC
30 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

How to Talk About Antimemes

lsusr
22 Dec 2019 11:57 UTC
13 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Defin­ing “An­timeme”

lsusr
26 Dec 2019 9:35 UTC
14 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

The Law of Least Effort Con­tributes to the Con­junc­tion Fallacy

curi
9 Aug 2020 19:38 UTC
7 points
53 comments3 min readLW link

Asym­met­ric Weapons Aren’t Always on Your Side

Davis_Kingsley
8 Jun 2019 8:47 UTC
37 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

The Tragedy of the So­cial Episte­mol­ogy Commons

Roko
21 May 2010 12:42 UTC
44 points
91 comments4 min readLW link

So­cial Dynamics

curi
10 Aug 2020 19:29 UTC
10 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Ter­ror­ism is not about Terror

gwern
24 Mar 2009 17:08 UTC
32 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

Crime and punishment

PhilGoetz
24 Mar 2011 21:53 UTC
39 points
192 comments2 min readLW link

Values Weren’t Com­plex, Once.

Davidmanheim
25 Nov 2018 9:17 UTC
34 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Could we solve this email mess if we all moved to paid emails?

jacobjacob
11 Aug 2019 16:31 UTC
32 points
50 comments4 min readLW link

Fi­nance Followups

Jacobian
17 Jan 2019 17:54 UTC
29 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

In the grim dark­ness of the far fu­ture there is only war con­tinued by other means

Eneasz
21 Oct 2014 19:39 UTC
28 points
48 comments4 min readLW link

The Temp­ta­tion to Bubble

gressettd
23 Sep 2015 23:34 UTC
27 points
29 comments5 min readLW link

Click­bait might not be de­stroy­ing our gen­eral Intelligence

Donald Hobson
19 Nov 2018 0:13 UTC
26 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

The State of Affairs

Jacobian
3 May 2019 16:18 UTC
33 points
0 comments14 min readLW link

Fight Zero-Sum Bias

multifoliaterose
18 Jul 2010 5:57 UTC
25 points
164 comments2 min readLW link

You’re En­ti­tled to Every­one’s Opinion

satt
20 Sep 2014 15:39 UTC
25 points
23 comments4 min readLW link

Why do peo­ple ____?

magfrump
4 May 2012 4:20 UTC
25 points
256 comments1 min readLW link

Seed­ing a pro­duc­tive cul­ture: a work­ing hypothesis

Benquo
18 Oct 2017 9:10 UTC
28 points
15 comments3 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Good ar­gu­ments against “cul­tural ap­pro­pri­a­tion”

Tyrrell_McAllister
18 Dec 2018 17:23 UTC
23 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Com­pla­cent Class

Zvi
16 Dec 2017 13:10 UTC
24 points
3 comments17 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Changes in Reality

eapache
7 Sep 2020 16:18 UTC
5 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Indig­na­tion in re­sponse to the 1890 census

jasoncrawford
8 Sep 2020 20:14 UTC
24 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Against boots theory

philh
14 Sep 2020 13:20 UTC
30 points
14 comments6 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)
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