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168 – Unions Are Governments

We speak with Levi/Ferb, learning about labor law in the USA. Turns out it’s not what we thought.

Links:

What would a general strike look like today?
Biden intervenes in railroad contract to block strike
Truckers strike at Port of Oakland
Taft–Hartley Act
A People’s History of the United States
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
United Mine Workers of America to pay more than $13 million in compensation to an Alabama coal company
African American Workers Historic Struggle Against Segregation

Labor News:

Who Gets the Bird?
PayDay Report
Working People Podcast

“You are GPT-3,” a long-form prompt directly instructing GPT-3 on desired usage of a scratchpad to suppress hallucinatory answers
Craiyon

0:00:01 Main Topic
2:08:40 Feedback
2:14:46 LW posts
2:40:03 Thank the Patron


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

To Lead, You Must Stand Up

Cultish Countercultishness

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

My Strange Beliefs

Posting on Politics

The Two-Party Swindle

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167 – Jugaad Ethics

A Jugaad is like a hack that combines a new thing that doesn’t work anymore with an old thing that sorta worked, as a temporary solution. Now do it for Ethics.

(note: due to technical issue, the last 3 minutes of the main topic audio quality is crappy. sorry.)

The Primary Article – Jugaad Ethics

Also mentioned:

Random article about jugaad Eneasz found

Who Should Pay On A Date?

Pregnancy is Body Horror

Red Plenty

TradFam as Startup

YouTube vids to get started on doing sex better

Liberal Elite minority rule

Feedback – Friendship is Optimal text, and FiO Audio on YouTube
Utopia, LOL?
What Lies Dreaming free online

0:02:33 Feedback
0:06:05 Main Topic – Jugaad Ethics
1:25:22 LW posts
1:40:56 Thank the Patron


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

On Expressing Your Concerns

Lonely Dissent

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

To Lead, You Must Stand Up

Cultish Countercultishness

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166 – Getting Lucky

Luck is the most power force in the universe, and leaving power untapped is not very rational.

Searching for Outliers

How to Get Lucky

Also mentioned:

Feedback – It’s Probably Not Lithium
The audio version of It’s Probably Not Lithium from the LessWrong Curated Podcast
The entirety of the LessWrong Curated Podcast

Friendship is Optimal

Things you’re allowed to do

Micro-Marriages

Bad At Marketing? Eneasz’s novel What Lies Dreaming,
and Substack DeathIsBad

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0:26:30 Main Topic – Outliers and Luck
1:36:39 LW posts
1:49:52 Thank the Patron


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

The Amazing Virgin Pregnancy

Asch’s Conformity Experiment

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

On Expressing Your Concerns

Lonely Dissent

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165 – DREAM: Dunbar Rules Everything Around Me

Dunbar’s Number is both the cause of and downfall of Human Civilization

Low-Status degrades your health

Your Book Review: The Dawn Of Everything

Mentioned in the follow-ups section:

Lithium suspect?

AIs threaten proof-of-work

The Mind Killer podcast

0:00:34 Feedback
0:11:58 Main Topic pt1 Status in Dunbar Spheres
0:46:37 Main Topic pt2 The Dawn of Everything
1:15:08 LW posts
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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Effortless Technique

Zen and the Art of Rationality

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

The Amazing Virgin Pregnancy

Asch’s Conformity Experiment

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164 – Pregnancy is Body Horror

Katrina is back!! We talk about how pregnancy isn’t super easy, and is borderline body horror.

War In The Womb

Expecting Better book

Pregnant Women Are Smug

Racial Differences in Maternal Mortality

How Pregnancy Changes the Brain, and PubMed version

Clown Registry

Still A Good Mom

1:32:08 LW posts
1:51:00 Thank the Patron


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Two Cult Koans

False Laughter

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Effortless Technique

Zen and the Art of Rationality

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163 – Effective Aesthetics

Étienne Fortier-Dubois argues that Effective Altruism has an Aesthetics problem

But first! Some extended listener feedback

Nuclear War is A-OK if you’re Russian State TV

Three Bodies At Mitani

A Guide To Asking Robots To Design Stained Glass Windows

00:42  Abortion Clarification & Jace’s Addition
14:15  Best Purchase Ever
27:24  Main Topic: Effective Altruism’s Neglect of Aesthetics
1:19:09  LW posts
1:36:37  Thank the Patron


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Guardians of Ayn Rand

The Litany Against Gurus

Politics and Awful Art

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Two Cult Koans

False Laughter

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