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  1. The risk of media

    one of the biggest problems: media media media http://neilpostman.org/

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    • EA careers that mesh well with parenthood. Profiles of people with high impact who were also raising kids.

      There are a lot of parents (especially mothers) who take a career break or scale back on the hours worked in order to raise a family. How can these people go on to have a significant impact? Please profile people who had a large impact without neglecting their families. The first example that comes to mind is Jane Jacobs. What to do when the bottlenecks are limited time and career capital. Maybe talk about the role of volunteering in building civic society and the backbone of communities, the role of volunteering vs paid work.

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      • EA careers that mesh well with parenthood. Profiles of people with high impact who were also raising kids.

        There are a lot of parents (especially mothers) who take a career break or scale back on the hours worked in order to raise a family. How can these people go on to have a significant impact? Please profile people who had a large impact without neglecting their families. The first example that comes to mind is Jane Jacobs. What to do when the bottlenecks are limited time and career capital. Maybe talk about the role of volunteering in building civic society and the backbone of communities, the role of volunteering vs paid work.

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        • Add 4Ocean, The Ocean Cleanup, and Ecosia to your list of high impact companies

          Tackling the world's plastic problem should be treated as one of top priorities for the environment, our health and the whole planet. 4Ocean and The Ocean Cleanup are great companies which are both providing solutions in this area. And the environmental damage from deforestation is being addressed by Ecosia, and I believe these are all great companies to work for.

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          • Let people add comments onto the article body, similar to Google Docs comments

            By introducing a Highlight & Comment feature you could tap into the multiple perspectives and wisdom of your audience.

            For example, when reading the below statement in 'Part 1', I wanted to add that it might be because of a sample bias and self selection -- i.e., those who are not receptive to stress are the ones ending pursing and excelling in those jobs:
            "One puzzle is that studies of high ranking government and military leaders found they had lower levels of stress hormones and less anxiety, despite sleeping fewer hours, managing more people and having higher occupational demands.

            One…

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            • How can less intelligent people contribute?

              Most of your career advice is geared toward people who want to pursue advanced degrees in various disciplines. But effective altruism can be an attractive idea even to less intelligent people, to people who don’t function well within academia, or to any type of person who can’t pursue an advanced degree (including those too poor to afford one). What are the most important career paths for people with average or below-average intelligence? What are the most important career paths for intelligent people who aren’t able to perform well in a traditional academic environment? Career advice geared toward such people could…

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              • High(ish) impact carrier paths for ordinary people?

                I get that the main goal of 80000 h is to reach a large population to get at the truly exceptional people and i get that such a person can have a 100 fold or more impact but when listening to your podcast i feel like every episode is about a carrier that can merely remain in fantasy for me. What if you had just one episode on EA for regular people who have an IQ in the 120s or so (probably average for this community)? That might reach the bulk of your listener base.

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                • Problem profile on 1-6C climate change

                  There's a profile on tail risk of climate change, but it seems to me like the potential politically destabilising impact and many knock-on effects on global society of even 2 degree climate change is worth an appraisal. There's also the non-zero chance that even 2-4C degree climate change becomes unmanageable. Would you consider writing a profile on this topic please? Thanks

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                  • Which ideas were considered but discarded?

                    Would love a list of "trashed" ideas, and reasons why they were trashed. It would also give us a fuller view of the careers already covered by 80,000 Hours.

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                    • Why isn't "Biorisk" (or something similar) available as a filter in the Job Board?

                      Is it considered under "Other"? If so, why is that, considering how high it ranks in your other cause area articles?

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                      • Great impact could be had by fostering collective impact

                        Instead of focusing purely on fields that can be packed with clear evidence, people with the right skill set could have a disproportionate impact by acting as facilitators of various organisations operating in their local region towards similar goals and coordinating their efforts and encouraging collective learning and impact. https://ssir.org/articles/entry/collective_impact

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                        • Algorithms dominating financial markets: neglected risk with (potentially) large impact

                          Today, financial markets are dominated by algorithms: computer programs buying and selling financial products in a fraction of a second. Next to very real risks to the financial markets such as flash crashes (relatively frequently covered in the financial media), this raises a more fundamental issue: do prices of financial products still make sense?

                          Or to put it differently: if 70%-80% of the shares of companies (think Shell, Unilever, Apple etc.) are bought and sold by computer programs that only react to the actions of other market participants (think: if someone buys x stocks, then algorithm buys y stocks; if…

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                          • Systemic Racism, Voting, and Education

                            You correctly discuss the global impact of voting, however you do not discuss shaping responsible voters. The votes of citizens in powerful nations have implications for people all over the world. In the USA the power of 36% of the population ushered in an administration which has had devastating consequences for migrants, refugees, and some of the poorest and most disadvantaged globally. Systemic racism continues to devastate the USA and played an enormous role in the 2016 election, as well as continued support for harmful policies. Systemic racism renders much of the population unable and unwilling to help people in…

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                            • Prayer is a highly effective way to change our world. Research here is neglected. I so wish this was an area of consideration!

                              Fund highly effective prayer studies with input from people highly skilled in prayer along with scientists who are open-minded to creatively work with interfaith communities to design these studies. The impact of prayer on world problems is a needed area of study that needs funding--the most effective types of prayer especially. Your consideration is appreciated.

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                              • Consider adding cyber attacks on your list of global issues

                                Cyber warfare has the potential to destroy our most critical infrastructures. White hat hackers have already demonstrated how easy it would be to shut down our power grid, destabilize nuclear power plants, and steal sensitive government intelligence. I haven't done enough research myself to accurately graph the scale, solvability, and neglectedness, but if I had to estimate, I would say scale is at 12, neglectedness at 7, and solvability at 8

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                                • Potential typo on https://80000hours.org/career-guide/introduction/

                                  In paragraph 3:

                                  'To answer this question, we set up an independent non-profit and did over five years alongside Oxford academics. Our only aim is to help you have the greatest possible positive impact.'

                                  You may have intended 'did over five years of research alongside...'

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                                  • Anthropology phd

                                    Please consider doing an evaluation of pursuing a phd in anthropology and whether its recommended or not. What impacts and prospects it has in which areas.

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                                        • Broken link

                                          In this frequently cited article, https://80000hours.org/career-guide/reports/management-consulting/, the link "WetFeet guide to Management Consulting" is broken.

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