Short Run: 'Essential trust: Episode V'Play
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Studies show a majority of Americans believe other Americans mostly look out for themselves. But the nation has experienced that kind of trust recession before — one low point: the turn of the 20th century.
So how did Americans rebuild trust then?
“It wasn’t a policy change. It was a change in the views that ordinary Americans have about the duties they owe to other people," Robert Putnam says.
In the fifth and final episode of On Point's series Essential trust, we discuss how to replicate that change today.