Tuesday, December 20, 2022

How did SBF Fool Us?

What was the biggest red flag about Sam Bankman-Fried?
  • Parents are prominent law professors.
  • Believes in the many-worlds alternative to quantum theory.
  • Big Democrat donor.
  • Promotes Effective Altruism.
  • Trades cryptocurrencies.
  • Practices polyamory.
  • Got super-rich fast, with no good explanation.
  • Jew.

Some people are saying that there was no way to know that he was a con man.

Under many-worlds theory, SBF is the world's richest man in a parallel universe. Under his twisted think, he might think that going to prison in one universe might be worth it if he is the richest in another.

And yes, effective altruism is a horrible dehumanizing philosophy. He acted as if he were making the world a better place, but everything he did was to make it worse.

As professions go, law professors are probably the most contemptible. They teach that you can do whatever you can get away with. SBF was reared with no moral values. In retrospect, this should have been obvious, as he promoted the completely artificial values of cryptocurrency and effective altruism, while donating to the Democrat Party.

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