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  • Open Thread

    posted to Overcoming Bias on Tue 3rd Jul 12

    This is our monthly place to discuss relevant topics that have not appeared in recent posts.

  • We Can Do Low-Treewidth Combinatorial Prediction Markets!

    posted to Overcoming Bias on Mon 2nd Jul 12

    In my last post I said I hoped prediction markets would becomean our answers institution with easily-found accurate answers on as many questions as possible.Today prediction markets’ main problem is laws banning them (and customs limiting firm interest

  • Finding Our Beliefs

    posted to Overcoming Bias on Mon 2nd Jul 12

    If only you are interested in a topic, you’ll have to think it through for yourself, or pay someone else to think on it. But if many folks are interested in your topic, you might hope to share the thinking work with others.Some social institutions seem

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  • Natural Hypocrisy

    posted to Overcoming Bias on Tue 26th Apr 11

    This video offers a window on natural hypocrisy:Most people believe that redistributing money within a nation is good, but that redistributing GPA within a school is bad, and if asked why these should be treated differently, have little to say. My point isn’t

  • Opinion Warning Signs

    posted to Overcoming Bias on Sun 26th Sep 10

    Signs that your opinions function more to signal loyalty and ability than to estimate truth:You find it hard to be enthusiastic for something until you know that others oppose it.You have little interest in getting clear on what exactly is the position being

  • Too Much Consulting?

    posted to Overcoming Bias on Tue 31st Jan 12

    Last night I discussed the popularity of law, finance, and management consulting with Tyler and many somewhat-libertarian-leaning others. I was surprised that most were skeptical that firms get their money’s worth from consulting, more skeptical than

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  • Does anyone give money to charity efficiently?

    posted to Marginal Revolution on Sun 7th Apr 13

    Scott Alexander meets up with Robin Hanson and reports from the front:Then Robin Hanson ofOvercoming Biasgot up and just started Robin Hansonning at everybody.…One of his claims that generated the most controversy was that instead of donating money to

  • Does anyone give money to charity efficiently?

    posted to Marginal Revolution on Sun 7th Apr 13

    Scott Alexander meets up with Robin Hanson and reports from the front:Then Robin Hanson ofOvercoming Biasgot up and just started Robin Hansonning at everybody.…One of his claims that generated the most controversy was that instead of donating money to

  • Which Supplements Should You Be Taking?

    posted to John Goodman's Health Policy Blog on Tue 8th Jan 13

    Robin Hansen has reviewed the literature and for a healthy person, recommends the following:Vitamin D3 (10g or so a day)Creatine (5g a day)Zinc (30-160mg and Vitamin C (>1g) each day for the duration of colds.He adds: If I were particularly worried about