Trust and Trustworthiness

Lecture at the Woolf Institute

In February 2013, the Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks delivered a lecture at The Woolf Institute on the topic of “Trust and Trustworthiness”. During the lecture, the Chief Rabbi talked about the evolution of cooperation and trust in society and its importance for the market economy. He argued that the values of an economic system cannot be provided for from within but must be based outside. Rabbi Sacks referred to key examples from the Bible and Jewish texts to make the case for the moral economy.