The Big Think

December 2, 2013

America’s Crisis of Trust

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 9:06 am

America’s Crisis of Trust – Douglas E. Schoen and Patrick H. Caddell: “

The perceived need for a third party has reached new highs. A whopping 60 percent of Americans say that the Democrats and Republicans do such a poor job of representing their interests that a major third party is needed. This is the highest Gallup has measured in the 10 years it has been asking this question.

As Gerry Seib argues in the Wall Street Journal, there is a growing, radicalized center in the country that is searching for a third party or independent force to be a pragmatic problem solver and an oppositional force to dysfunctional Washington. This is where the future of American politics is headed.

As a result, no one or no institution has credibility in America today. The dip in the president’s honesty rating is not a blip, but part of long-term decline in confidence in government and institutions that represents and unraveling of a system where nobody is trusted at all.”

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