We’re not supposed to trust others. Read the blogs. Study the survey data. It often seems that everyone is wary. But our sense of social trust and cohesion can be restored. In The Leap, best-selling author and CAP senior fellow Ulrich Boser shows how the new research on trust can boost our economy–and strengthen our society. As part of this deeply reported narrative, Boser visits a radio soap opera in Rwanda that aims to restore a sense of society and profiles the man who brought honesty to one of the most corrupt cities in Latin America. Boser even goes skydiving to see if the experience will increase his levels of oxytocin, the so-called “trust hormone.” A powerful mix of hard science and compelling storytelling, The Leap explores what we can do to rebuild our social fabric. The book includes insightful policy recommendations along with surprising new data on the state of social trust in America today.
We invite you to celebrate the release of The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters with Ulrich Boser, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress and a special welcome by Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress.