Sunday, January 30, 2011

Trust, where trust is due

The other day, I've had my first fleeting WEF exposure (with hat) when I presented my contribution to Trust Meltdown II during its launch event in Davos. In my piece (Trust, where trust is due), I look at trust as a policy objective which has substantial limitations under conditions of uncertainty (here is a taxonomy). Those limitations are under-appreciated in practical policy. This lack of appreciation is probably due to an involuntary anthropomorphism: trust, the aggregate state of an economy is mistaken for trust, the interpersonal concept.

Read the intro to Trust Meltdown in Roland Schatz' Washington Post column

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