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Re: on the nature of trust

On Fri, 13 Feb 1998, Simon Spero wrote:

-> Hmm - what about if we factor in the percieved value of trusting someone
-> for a specific purpose; we then trust someone for some purpose if the
-> probability of the their actually being trustworthy times the value of
-> trusting is greater than the probability of their not being trustworthy
-> times the cost of misplaced trust.

;-) that only happens if the events are independent and if they are
representable by a PDF.

Neither happens here.


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