Liars and Outliers

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Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive
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Author Bruce Schneier
Country United States
Language English
Genre Anthropology, Security, Sociology
Publication date
2012
ISBN 978-1118143308

Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive is a 2012 nonfiction book by Bruce Schneier about security in the context of a larger society.[1]

The book covers a wide array of disciplines, from game theory and security to sociology and evolution in its attempt to explain how trust scales from a small village in which people know and trust each other to a global economy where individuals cannot possibly trust every person they must work with, but trust the systems of law and physical security instead.

The book received generally positive reviews for its combination of disparate disciplines and relevance to current events.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""Liars and Outliers" by Bruce Schneier". Byte. InformationWeek. 1 Feb 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Jordan Ellenberg (2 September 2012). "You Can't Trust Airport Security". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Ben Rothke (22 Feb 2012). "Book Review: Liars and Outliers". Slashdot. Retrieved 22 September 2012.