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Liars and Outliers : Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive.

Author: Bruce Schneier
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
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How does society function when you can't trust everyone?When we think about trust, we naturally think about personal relationships or bank vaults. That's too narrow. Trust is much broader, and much more important. Nothing in society works without trust. It's the foundation of communities, commerce, democracy--everything. In this insightful and entertaining book, Schneier weaves together ideas from across the social  Read more...
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Schneier, Bruce.
Liars and Outliers : Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Schneier
ISBN: 9781118225561 1118225562 9781118239018 1118239016 9781118263624 1118263626
OCLC Number: 784883597
Description: 1 online resource (580 pages)
Contents: Cover; A Note for Readers; Chapter 1: Overview; Part I: The Science of Trust; Chapter 2: A Natural History of Security; Chapter 3: The Evolution of Cooperation; Chapter 4: A Social History of Trust; Chapter 5: Societal Dilemmas; Part II: A Model of Trust; Chapter 6: Societal Pressures; Chapter 7: Moral Pressures; Chapter 8: Reputational Pressures; Chapter 9: Institutional Pressures; Chapter 10: Security Systems; Part III: The Real World; Chapter 11: Competing Interests; Chapter 12: Organizations; Chapter 13: Corporations; Chapter 14: Institutions; Part IV: Conclusions. Chapter 15: How Societal Pressures FailChapter 16: Technological Advances; Chapter 17: The Future; Acknowledgments; Notes; References; Copyright; Credits; About the Author.
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How does society function when you can't trust everyone?When we think about trust, we naturally think about personal relationships or bank vaults. That's too narrow. Trust is much broader, and much more important. Nothing in society works without trust. It's the foundation of communities, commerce, democracy--everything. In this insightful and entertaining book, Schneier weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust. He shows how trust works and fails in social settings, communities, organizations, countries, and the world. In today's hy.

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