A Status Report: "Liars and Outliers"
It’s been a long hard year, but the book is almost finished. It’s certainly the most difficult book I’ve ever written, mostly because I’ve had to learn academic fields I don’t have a lot of experience in. But the book is finally coming together as a coherent whole, and I am optimistic that the results will prove to be worth the effort.
Table of contents:
2. A Natural History of Security
3. The Evolution of Cooperation
4. A Social History of Security
5. Societal Dilemmas
6. Societal Security
7. Moral Societal Security
8. Reputational Societal Security
9. Institutional Societal Security
10. Technological Societal Security
11. Competing Interest
12. Organizations and Societal Dilemmas
13. Corporations and Societal Dilemmas
14. Institutions and Societal Dilemmas
15. Understanding Societal Security Failures
16. Societal Security and the Information Age
17. The Future of Societal Security
The old title, “The Dishonest Minority,” has been completely expunged from the book. The phrase appears nowhere in the text—it’s only existence is in old blog posts about the book.
Lastly, I want to apologize to all my readers for the scant pickings on my blog and in Crypto-Gram. So much of my attention is going into writing my book that I don’t have time for much else. I promise to write more essays and blog posts once the book is finished. That’s likely to be the December issue of Crypto-Gram. Thank you for your patience.
The manuscript is due in 45 days; publication is still scheduled for mid February. Right now it’s 88,000 words long, with another 30,000 words in notes and references.