Weekend Reading & Selected Links

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Happy weekend! (Or Monday, depending on where you live.)

Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy:

1. Issue Seven of The Podcast Reader is now available, featuring interviews with Ray Dalio, Robert Putnam, Theresa May, Avi Loeb, and others. Get your copy here.

2. 'The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant', Nick Bostrom's 2005 short story about ageing and death.

3. Last Tuesday was the 15th anniversary of the beginning of the Global Financial Crisis.

4. 'Has Technological Progress Stalled?', a recent blog article by Tanner Greer.

5. A thread of short book reviews by Michael Nielsen.

6. With Time, Vox and The New Yorker all publishing lengthy articles on Effective Altruism in the past week as part of the promotion of former guest of the pod Will MacAskill's new book What We Owe The Future (adapted excerpt in The New York Times here), I thought I'd read Amia Srinivasan's critique of Will's last popular book (mentioned in at least two of those pieces), to see if it still holds up.

7. Hitchens on Rushdie.

8. Russ Roberts's critique of utilitarianism (Part 1 of 5).

9. 'Securing posterity', a 2021 Works in Progress article by Leopold Aschenbrenner. (The longer technical paper is here.) Via Peter Hartree. I'm a bit late to the party on this article/paper, but it's excellent.

Have a great weekend (or week),