In a world where it's hard to know who to trust, a chasm has emerged where Americans appear to lack trust in the critical institutions that they've depended on for decades, government and big business.

In a world where it's hard to know who to trust, a chasm has emerged where Americans appear to lack trust in the critical institutions that they've depended on for decades, government and big business.

The erosion of trust in government has been long-term, but has accelerated rapidly in recent years. Attitudes to big business have traditionally been cyclical and tend to rise with a thriving economy because everyone can see the gains that big business brings.

However, Americans find themselves at something of a crossroads with neither big business or government proving themselves to be at all trustworthy. It's the reason for the current political climate where there are a group who want to change the status-quo and others who've disengaged themselves from political discourse because they don't believe the system can be changed.

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