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3 Post author: VincentYu 18 November 2012 01:59PM

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Comment author: FiftyTwo 27 November 2012 12:48:15AM 3 points [-]

I precommit to upvoting and saying positive things about anyone who comments saying they've donated. Hopefully tha will move at least some people to the positive side of the akrasia/altruism balance.

Comment author: VincentYu 27 November 2012 01:40:16AM 5 points [-]

Three months ago, I set up a recurring unrestricted donation to GiveWell for one-twelfth of a dead child per month. Using the previous GiveWell cost estimate for the Against Malaria Foundation ($1600 per child life saved), this turned out to be ~$150 per month. Following the appreciation of the dead child to the US dollar (GiveWell's new estimate for AMF is $2300 per life saved), I will now donate $200 per month.

Comment author: FiftyTwo 27 November 2012 03:14:43PM 2 points [-]

You're a good person.

Comment author: [deleted] 29 November 2012 11:29:22PM 2 points [-]

I also set up a recurring unrestricted donation to GiveWell for the first time, for what turns out to be ~13% of my net income. This is posted in agreement with FiftyTwo's rationale, not as a signal.