The building blocks of civilisation

I found this article, on the differences between low-trust and high-trust societies – the roots in individual behaviour, the effects of these behaviours on society-wide outcomes, and the consequent flight of people from unattractive low-trust to attractive high-trust societies, to be highly informative.

It’s important for us, in high-trust societies, to get a grasp of these things, as the coming wave of migration from low-trust societies will place pressure on the civic institutions which we so cherish. We need to know why our societies work so well, prioritise what it is that we want to maintain, and ensure that the people who will be joining us, either through invitation or through forcing their way in, understand that participating in these institutions is non-negotiable, and their continuing to live in our societies depends on their meeting our expectations.

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About Stebbing Heuer

A person interested in exploring human perception, reasoning, judgement and deciding, and in promoting clear, effective thinking and the making of good decisions.
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