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Astral Codex Ten Podcast

Nov 25, 2022

140 million obese Americans x $15,000/year for obesity drugs = . . . uh oh, that can't be right.

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/semaglutidonomics

 

Semaglutide started off as a diabetes medication. Pharma company Novo Nordisk developed it in the early 2010s, and the FDA approved it under the brand names...


Nov 23, 2022

I wrote an article on whether wine is fake. It's not here, it's at asteriskmag.com, the new rationalist / effective altruist magazine. Congratulations to my friend Clara for making it happen. Stories include:


Nov 22, 2022

Plus FTX charges, scandal markets - and oh yeah, wasn't there some kind of midterm recently?

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/mantic-monday-twitter-chaos-edition

Twitter!

This is all going to be so, so obsolete by the time I finish writing it and hit the “send post” button. But here goes:

395 traders on this,...


Nov 18, 2022

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/the-psychopharmacology-of-the-ftx

Must not blog about FTX . . . must not blog about . . . ah, $#@% it

 
 
 
 

Tyler Cowen linked Milky Eggs’ excellent overview of the FTX crash. I’m unqualified to comment on any of the financial or regulatory aspects. But it...


Nov 13, 2022

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/contra-resident-contrarian-on-unfalsifiable

I. Contra Resident Contrarian . . .

Resident Contrarian writes On Unfalsifiable Internal States, where he defends his skepticism of jhana and other widely-claimed hard-to-falsify internal states. It’s long, but I’ll quote a part that...