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  1. Collaboration with and/or research checking of Paul Hawken's Drawdown book

    Paul Hawken's suggestions of how to effectively move into the 22nd century are intriguing, and I would love to know how a crosscheck of his assumptions and research prove or disprove his conclusions.

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    • Add a simple way to point out errata & typos in posts (+ errata for the Julia Galef podcast transcript)

      (Solution might be the same as https://80000hourshelp.uservoice.com/forums/220029-feedback-forum/suggestions/6940000-get-annotate-able-texts )
      This might improve quality, as only a few people who notice problems make their way here, and neither this feedback & ideas page nor the Disqus comments section seem the right place for a typo thread.

      For now, here are my nitpicks for the Julia Galef podcast transcript -- https://80000hours.org/2017/09/is-it-time-for-a-new-scientific-revolution-julia-galef-on-how-to-make-humans-smarter/ -- not so much because I'm a stickler for accuracy but because some of them seem like they could impede understanding:

      Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Phillip Tetlock.
      Phillip > Philip

      Julia is a writer and speaking focused on…

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      • Account for Introverts/Extroverts

        As somebody in their fifties who has never found fulfilling work, the core problem was that the things i trained for did not account for the fact I am very introverted and cannot work happily with other people. The pressure (and hence my training) was directed at helping others to the exclusion of my own core personality and this caused me health issues and massive stress and has left me as a long term unemployed person in poverty, which I am sure isn't anybody's dream! Also please be aware that there are many bars to succeeding if your pursuit counters…

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          • Career reviews index broken

            The career reviews index page (https://80000hours.org/career-reviews/) is broken in Chrome on Android decives. The career titles overlap with each other. As a result, the titles are unreadable and some cannot be clicked on.

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            • Contact effective idea-explaining channels in Youtube

              Contact idea explaining Youtube channels like Vox, big think, VSauce or any that explains stuff to their audience and that align with your views to explain your organization and your research to them to convince them to explain those things to their audiences in their characteristic ways

              Basically reach out for groups or persons that have larger influences to try to believe in your views and spreads those ideas further, either online or in person (although it's arguably easier online)

              Or try to get their followers interested and make them ask for that content from the content creators
              Or even…

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              • Congress can mandate labor union cert/recert elections at every private workplace

                Biggest US neglected problem: 80% of US workforce are “price takers” not “price negotiators” — due to near total de-unionization (down to 6% in private economy).

                Easy solution: our coming blue wave Congress needs to mandate union certification and re-certification elections at every private workplace; every one, three or five years, plurality rules on the latter.
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                Why Not Hold Union Representation Elections on a Regular Schedule? Andrew Strom — November 1st, 2017 https://onlabor.org/why-not-hold-union-representation-elections-on-a-regular-schedule/

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                  • Idea for the podcast:

                    - Upload the episodes to Spotify! There are many cheap services that let you host music there e.g. Distrokid. However, it might be worth looking into how to get them to show up as 'podcasts' and not just music tracks - this sort of thing might work? https://techcrunch.com/2015/05/20/spotify-introduces-video-clips-podcasts-and-activity-based-playlists/

                    - I think the episodes could also do well on YouTube. Sam Harris puts his up on YT and he has a fairly good following on there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxStuUxaZxQ . I personally prefer to listen to stuff on YouTube and Spotify over Soundcloud, and I think others may feel the same way.

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                      • ( @Peter Hartree: Wiki spam page: http://wiki.80000hours.org/index.php/Special:Contributions/Welix8

                        http://wiki.80000hours.org/index.php/Special:Contributions/Welix8

                        Very low priority.

                        Peter Hartree or another of the three wiki operators⁽¹⁾ (Ben Todd, Carl Shulman) should delete user “Welix8” and his ‘contributions‘.
                        (1) http://wiki.80000hours.org/index.php?title=Special%3AListUsers&group=bureaucrat

                        (Found this via http://wiki.80000hours.org/index.php/Special:AllPages, as might someone else in the future.)

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