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Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.

– Stephen Dubner discusses the importance of social trust in supporting a functional economy and society: (S)ocial trust is … HALPERN: Social trust is an extraordinarily interesting variable and it doesn’t get anywhere near the attention it deserves. But the basic idea is trying to understand what is . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.- Paolo Giuliano and Antonio Spilimbergo study (PDF) how the economic conditions an individual’s youth influence enduring values – and find that the experience of an economic shock tends to lead to a greater apprec… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- Andrew Jackson discusses the challenge of ensuring that stable jobs are available in Canada:Good jobs are a central mechanism in the creation of shared prosperity.What matters for workers is not just b… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.

– Elizabeth Renzetti makes clear that we can’t count on one-time crowdsourcing to perform the same function as a social safety net: This is the problem with the wildly popular new online world of what you might call misery fundraising: It semi-solves one small problem while leaving the system . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– David Atkins highlights Gallup’s latest polling showing that U.S. trust in public institutions continues to erode. And Paul Krugman notes that there’s reason for skepticism about the snake oil being peddled as economic policy in order to further enrich the already-wealthy: Why, after all, should anyone believe at . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Can We Trust Scientists?

 

Damn right we can, as long the evidence they present present the most accurate view of reality. Religious claims do not do a good job of describing the reality we live in, they are inaccurate, rely on hearsay and reflect an ignorant and scared world view.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Science, The DWR . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Can We Trust Scientists?

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Tory culture of entitlement a big problem for Jim Prentice

TweetWhoever leads Alberta’s long-governing Progressive Conservatives into the next election (probably Jim Prentice) will have some serious challenges to deal with. After more than forty years in office, Alberta’s natural governing party has become accustomed to getting its way, regardless of who stands in their way. Perhaps realizing how much damage this has caused his . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Tory culture of entitlement a big problem for Jim Prentice

Things Are Good: Smart People Trust Others

Oxford University researchers have concluded that the more intelligent a person is the more likely they are to trust other people. This is assumed to be the case because smarter people have a better at determining what sort of people they want to be around and self-select to be around people who can indeed be . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Smart People Trust Others

Susan on the Soapbox: The Edelman Trust Barometer: Who do you trust?

The 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer is here and it’s good news—unless you work in government or business in which case you’re facing what Edelman delicately calls “a significant trust deficit”.

Edelman is a global public relations company that surveys trust levels across 27 countries by asking the public who they trust and how much they . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: The Edelman Trust Barometer: Who do you trust?

CuriosityCat: Stephen Harper’s Achilles heel: Trust

The latest Angus Reid poll highlights the Achilles heel of Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Most Canadians do not trust him to protect our elections, as Susan Delacourt points out. This is a stark finding of the Angus Reid poll: The views of an increasingly larger number of Canadians have hardened about Harper’s likeability, trustworthiness, . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Stephen Harper’s Achilles heel: Trust

eaves.ca: What Werewolf teaches us about Trust & Security

After sharing the idea behind this post with Bruce Schneier, I’ve been encouraged to think a little more about what Werewolf can teach us about trust, security and rational choices in communities that are, or are at risk of, being infiltrated by a threat. I’m not a security expert, but I do spend a lot . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: What Werewolf teaches us about Trust & Security

LeDaro: Stephen Harper Loves Cats?

Do cats trust him?

LeDaro: Nicolas Sarkozy does not trust his own people

Watch the video below and you would know what I mean.

Politics Canada: Attack ad script on Harper’s trust issue

Here is a script for an attack ad which illustrates Stephen Harper’s trust issues:

VIDEO AUDIO Camera up on Slick game show host in studio holding cue cards, smiling at the camera. HOST: Welcome back to Canada in Jeopardy! Mark it’s your board. CUT TO: Contestant looking up at the board, holding buzzer. MARK: Harper . . . → Read More: Politics Canada: Attack ad script on Harper’s trust issue