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naw, trust is fine. trust is pretty specific in this context



I personally have no issue with the word trust in this context. My concern is with the many people who vote and who aren't educated about what its specific meaning is in this context and react to the word emotionally. In the case that the participants in the conversation are trained in economics, "trust" seems exactly the right word to use.


The interminable Free/free/Libre/"free as in freedom, not as in beer" comes to mind- sometimes jargon or switching words is better, so you don't confuse people not already in the conversation.

"Technology" in economics also comes to mind as something that causes a lot of confusion.




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