Collection of good 2012-2017 EA forum posts

I feel that older EA fo­rum posts are not read nearly as much as they should. Hence, I col­lected the ones that seemed to be the most use­ful and still rele­vant to­day. I recom­mend go­ing through this list in the same way you would go through the front­page of this fo­rum: read­ing the ti­tles and click­ing on the ones that seem in­ter­est­ing and rele­vant to you. Note that you can hover over links to see more de­tails about each post.

Also note that many of these posts have lower karma scores than most posts posted nowa­days. This is in large part be­cause un­til Septem­ber 2018, all votes were worth only one karma point, and be­fore Septem­ber 2014 there was no karma sys­tem at all. Fur­ther­more, the fo­rum read­er­ship used to be lower. Hence, I don’t ad­vise to pay too much at­ten­tion to karma when choos­ing which of these posts to read. Most of these posts had a sig­nifi­cantly higher karma than other posts posted around the same time.

To cre­ate this list, I skimmed through the ti­tles (and some­times the con­tents) of all posts posted be­tween 2012 and 2017. I re­lied on my in­tu­ition to de­cide which posts to in­clude. Un­doubt­edly, I missed some good ones. Please feel free to point them out in the com­ments.

Also note that in some cases the in­for­ma­tion in these posts might be out­dated, or no longer re­flect the opinions of their au­thors.


Gen­eral reasoning


Long-term Future

Ad­vice on how to think about altruism

Move­ment strategy

Donat­ing money