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Political Trust & Distrust 2

Trust & Distrust

Free course. One paragraph per day.

Politics, distrust, and trust are all tied up together. Politics is a word for a contest about who gets to make decisions on our behalf and what those decisions will be.  Politics involve risk. On the one hand, the contest may or may not be peaceful or fair.  On the other hand, it is natural to worry the outcome of the contest might not favor our interests or the public interest.  That’s where distrust and trust come in.  Which leaders do we want to team up with?  How do we want our political system to empower or constrain them? Can we trust that system?

Stick with us as we explore those questions over the next many days. Or gobble up the whole thing here.