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143 Post author: BrandonReinhart 02 May 2011 07:08AM

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Comment author: wedrifid 05 May 2011 03:56:08AM *  2 points [-]

so the only rational way for him to give money to charity is to reduce his salary until further reductions would reduce his efficacy at saving the world.

Obviously. The interesting question is regarding where the line is where keeping money for yourself is to be preferred to redirecting those resources to world saving. This is a question that anyone who is altruistically minded (or who merely wants to live in the long term) must consider. In Eliezer's case it seems like the line is at about $100k. That line will vary somewhat from person to person but the data point is still of interest.