If you’ll allow me to take this collection of essays in a trite direction of “not A or B, but rather my clever reversal C!” let me frame this discussion of trust:
A. The statist solves the trust problem via force and authority.
B. The cypherpunk solves the trust problem via cryptography and verification.
C. The Chad Truster doesn’t solve the trust problem, but rather trusts via courage and faith.
Let me explain.