Yeh, your comment was correct and needed, but where it’s truly needed at punching up (which here obviously means calling out MIRI, CFAR and CEA). That’s what I try to do. Otherwise newer and smaller “orgs” like Gleb’s get criticized for being redundant and CEA gets a free pass for being one of the first movers and then claiming the EA movement that sprung up as its fiefdom and pass to limitless funding. Leave Gleb alone and fight the real battles.
Oh and good on you for being less of an insensitive (but truth telling!) ahole than you often are. ;-)
I appreciate your perspective, but I think there’s a lot of space for charity entrepreneurship. See my response to Lila above, and let me know your thoughts :-)
I’d enjoy reading your reasons for this in a top-level forum post. I expect others would do, and there are certainly plenty who think like you do who could participate in a comment thread discussion of this, which your post could trigger.
I thought that a lot of this stuff was already covered in this post and the links there: http://effective-altruism.com/ea/q6/new_project_announcement_charity_entrepreneurship/ It seemed to have been positively accepted without much commentary, so I’m not sure others would have a lot to say.