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Lack of Trust – Caused by Institutional Corruption – Is Killing the Economy

People Are Losing Trust In All Institutions

from Washington’s Blog

The signs are everywhere: Americans have lost trust in our institutions.

The Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index published yesterday shows that only 22% of Americans trust the nation’s financial system.

Robert Shiller said Monday:

Our whole economy has been affected by variations in confidence. Central banks are sort of trusted, but the actions they have often affect people’s confidence by appearance rather than substance. We’re not in the most trusting mood now.”

The National Journal noted last week:

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