The essential ingredient
Trust appears to be in decline. Trust in government around the world is on the ebb, and is at historic lows in the U.S. We’re awash in stories of abuse of trust by leaders from all walks of life.The institution of science has a special role to play in the trust wars. Feynman told us, after all, that “science is a way of not trying to fool yourself.”
- The Resulting Fallacy Is Ruining Your Decisions: Are you judging your decisions on their outcomes? By Stuart Firestein
- The Bitcoin Paradox: Why cryptocurrency will always be political, by Simon DeDeo
- How Darknet Sellers Build Trust: The Amazon for drug dealing is built around user reviews, by Rachel Botsman
- This issue also includes contributions from: Aaron M. Bornstein, Jim Davies, Christopher Kemp, Patrick Johnson, Ann Leckie, Adam Marcus, Ivan Oransky, Robert Sapolsky, Ransom Stephens, Lixing Sun, Elisha Waldman, and Kirsten Weir.