Byrne Hobart - Optionality, Stagnation, and Secret Societies
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(0:00:00) - Byrne's one big idea: stagnation
(0:05:50) -Has regulation caused stagnation?
(0:14:00) - FDA retribution
(0:15:15) - Embryo selection
(0:17:32) - Patient longtermism
(0:21:02) - Are there secret societies?
(0:26:53) - College, optionality, and conformity
(0:34:40) - Differentiated credentiations underrated?
(0:39:15) - WIll contientiousness increase in value?
(0:44:26) - Why aren't rationalists more into finance?
(0:48:04) - Rationalists are bad at changing the world.
(0:52:20) - Why read more?
(0:57:10) - Does knowledge have increasing returns?
(1:01:30) - How to escape the middle career trap?
(1:04:48) - Advice for young people
(1:08:40) - How to learn about a subject?