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Battling The Mistrust-Makers

When we leave our houses, cars, money, children and bodies in others’ hands we might worry whether they will be there when we return or wake up. We can protect ourselves, as did primitive societies, by never leaving, bolting the doors or sticking with a small circle of friends and relatives. But delegating responsibility and control frees us to do what we enjoy or do best. Expert professionals and business people find new ways of keeping us healthy and making us money. Our willingness to buy and use the unfamiliar–to expand our circle of trust–encourages innovation.

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