On my quest to become a better person than Mitt Romney.
The Future of American Politics, Part 1
The Senate is already bad. How much worse will it get?
The Single Flip Problem
Downside risks of expected value.
Mistake Theory Socialism
Investigating the progressive case against Chicago's 2020 budget.
My Top Ten Slate Star Codex Posts
or Who is Scott Alexander?
Hold the Reins
Why effective altruists should consider keeping their kidneys.
The Lead Hypothesis
Investigating the case for lead poisoning as an EA cause priority.
So you want to mount a solar panel on your roof
The Lightfoot Prospiracy
Investigating the progressive case against the Chicago mayoral candidate.
Arguments for a plant-based lifestyle.
Prostate Cancer Decision Matrix
In which the author, with no background or training, dispenses medical advice that should be wholly disregarded.
Well Siting Meter
Building an inexpensive, open-source meter for locating groundwater.
Words that are like pleasing
A computer solves in two seconds a problem I've been working on for two decades.
Mono Speaking Aid
A simple text-to-speech web app so I can talk to people while I have mono.
What's in a name?
Using popular voting methods to determine the name of a new design cooperative.
Chicago Water Main Replacement Map
A map of recent water main replacements in the city of Chicago.
Chicago's (Ongoing) Lead Crisis
Estimating the health impact of leaded water on Chicago's kids, and the cost effectiveness of filtration.
A Pipe Dream
Let's get the lead out, Chicago.
Do you believe in global warming?
An interactive Bayesian tool for augmenting intuition about climate change.
A Modest Proposal
or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Obamacare.
An experiment in altruistic diversification.
ACE vs. GiveWell
The final showdown.
Web Speech Hearing Aid
A speech-to-text hearing aid for talking to your older relatives.
Building a thing because of a podcast.
Stochastic Altruism 2016
Updated stochastic altruism calculations for 2016 year-end giving.
A simulation of ranked preference voting with 2016 presidential election data.
A solar powered fan, light, and phone charger for your bedside table (and also maybe fighting malaria).
Divvy Voronoi Diagram
An improved (and somewhat usable!) Divvy station map.
An analysis of GiveWell's cost effectiveness model using techniques from modern portfolio theory.