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A Question of Trust

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Can trust be restored by making people and institutions more accountable? Or do complex systems of accountability and control damage trust? Onora O'Neill challenges current approaches, investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom. This year's Reith Lectures present a philosopher's view of trust and deception and ask whether an ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published June 6th 2002 by Cambridge University Press
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I read the five lectures, found here: TED talk on same topic:

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Spreading Suspicion - Lecture 1
Confucius told his disciple Tsze-kung that three things are needed for government: weapons, food and trust. If a ruler can't hold on to all three, he should give up the weapons first and the food next. Trust should be guarded to the end: "without trust w
Ana Quel
ONeil brings up a topic to become the centre of the discussion as we are headed to a kind of accountability overdose, which has the potential to ultimately undermining trust.
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