Overwhelmingly, trusts are used to minimise tax, avoid paying creditors and to avoid the fair division of property after a relationship breakdown.
Whispering secrets is a sign of a lack of trust.
Experts may be dismissed when they express values, offer advice or make mistakes. But these expectations are unreasonable and unhelpful.
South Africa celebrates Freedom Day this week amid growing discontent over misrule by President Zuma and the ANC. This has led to increased calls for ethical and caring leaders.
Wells Fargo and United Airlines have both been facing an onslaught of negative publicity and will have a tough time restoring trust with their customers. Here's a good place to start.
Why do some people fall for the lamest April Fool's pranks and others see straight through them?
Basic safeguards are not enough to protect against insider threats. It requires rethinking how to overcome the biases that cause us to dismiss the danger.
We’re keen to collaborate with more Australian media organisations to help restore some of the trust we’ve all lost.
Malcolm Turnbull is to be congratulated on establishing an independent body to oversee politicians' expenses, but an independent anti-corruption commission is still needed.
The more often Americans used their phones to obtain information, the less they trusted strangers. How can this be, and what does it mean?
The ethics and psychology of trust suggest ways we might learn to understand self-driving cars, but also show why doing so might be more challenging than we expect.
Research into platforms like Uber and ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar show high levels of trust thanks to clever design.
Academic analysis is often ignored – and this is an indictment not of readers, but of academics.
Business Briefing: fixing culture in banking and finance.
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"Banking culture" has drawn a lot of scrutiny this year, after several high-profile scandals. But Professor Paul Kofman says there isn't much evidence for how to intervene if there's a problem.
Business Briefing: Trusting business to take care of your data.
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Businesses need to take the lead to show customers and governments that industry can handle data management, says former ACCC chief Graeme Samuel.
The doping scandal has dragged the Olympic brand through the mud – and making it shine again will be no easy task.
Indi has a potentially large number of floating voters at the local scale, mirroring the situation nationally. What do the people of Indi think about issues of trust?
Advertising complaints hit 37,000 in the UK last year, but companies keep chancing their arm.
Whichever way the referendum goes, it will take a long time to rebuild trust.
Developing tools to weed out would-be attackers from the world's most-used privacy and anonymity system.