Comment by Kinsei on Rationality Quotes December 2014 · 2014-12-06T13:18:27.207Z · LW · GW

"It’s much better to live in a place like Switzerland where the problems are complex and the solutions are unclear, rather than North Korea where the problems are simple and the solutions are straightforward."

Scott Sumner, A time for nuance

Comment by Kinsei on Unemployment explanations · 2014-11-09T13:40:11.130Z · LW · GW

Sticky wages are something it's quite possible to study in isolation from the business cycle and it should be no surprise that people have done so. I found a lot of enlightening things in that link, though of course it doesn't answer how much sticky wages end up contributing to unemployment. All the same, though, I don't think I would place much trust in economic models that don't include sticky wages at all.

Comment by Kinsei on 2013 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2013-11-22T23:57:08.968Z · LW · GW

I should mention that I've taken the survey.

Comment by Kinsei on 2013 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2013-11-22T15:13:40.752Z · LW · GW

Well, remember that that's a zero sum game within the community since it's coming out of Yvain's pocket. I was going to reflexivly cooperate, then I remembered that I was cooperating in transfering money from someone who was nice enough to create this survey, to people who were only nice enough to answer.

Comment by Kinsei on Cambridge Less Wrong Meetup · 2010-10-02T22:26:11.250Z · LW · GW

My goodness, a meetup I might actually be able to attend!

Comment by Kinsei on Cambridge Less Wrong Meetup Sunday, Sep 19 · 2010-09-15T13:26:29.817Z · LW · GW

Yes another Cambridge meet up which I'll be out of town for. My prior for this being a conspiracy was rather low, but each incident pushes probability of that being true higher :)

Comment by Kinsei on Boston Area Less Wrong Meetup: 2 pm Sunday October 11th · 2009-10-08T14:56:55.662Z · LW · GW

And a third who would prefer the following weekend.

Comment by Kinsei on Dying Outside · 2009-10-06T15:30:05.552Z · LW · GW

I had already decided to sign up for cryonics, but I think I'll be more expeditious about arranging it now.