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By Bruce Schneier
Bruce Schneier is the author of Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust That Society Needs to Thrive (Wiley, 2012).
Society runs on trust. Over the millennia, we’ve developed a variety of mechanisms to induce trustworthy behavior in society. These inducements range from a sense of guilt when we cheat, to societal disapproval when we lie, to laws that arrest fraudsters, to door locks and burglar alarms that keep thieves out of our homes. They’re complicated and interrelated, but they tend to keep society humming along.