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39 Post author: AnnaSalamon 24 April 2011 08:10AM

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Comment author: [deleted] 27 April 2011 02:34:21AM 3 points [-]

Does it seem that the program will break even because you've anchored yourself to 9x ROI?

Comment author: wilkox 27 April 2011 02:41:28AM 2 points [-]

Possibly, although I didn't think of that analogy until your comment. It seems more likely that the program will break even when I consider the potential for increased donation compared to my previous estimate, which was based only on AnnaSalamon's described expected outcomes for the program ("more rational, effective people"). I'm not sure that the program actually will break even in terms of existential risk reduction, which is why I'm very interested in seeing SIAI measure any increase in donations.

Comment author: [deleted] 27 April 2011 02:42:33AM 2 points [-]

Ah, I see. That makes sense.