Unicycle #11 - Goodhart's Curse

But in practice, you can improve many Goodhart problems by pairing a quantitiatve metric (a precise number) with a qualitative one (a rough assessment). A low grade on an assignment is ok if you tried a new style of writing or explored a challenging topic. Failing to create a sustainable business is a win if you worked hard on something promising and truly new and that didn’t work out.

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