A recent Gallup poll listed the most- and least-trusted professions in America. At the bottom of the list: car salesmen and members of Congress. It’s not hard to understand why our politicians rate so poorly — scandals, myopia, obstinance, party loyalty over common good, fiscal cliffs. All have left voters exasperated and confused. But while confidence in our elected leaders has never been lower, we cling to the belief that democracies represent the epitome of societal and political organization.
The bold new TED Book "In Mistrust We Trust" asks, "Can democracy survive?"Posted: January 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
Wait... I don't understand whether this is saying that polititians are trusted more or less than car salesman. I've gotta say I trust car salesmen more. I mean a car salesman is just trying to make a living to feed his family. There aren't billions of dollars at stake for him to sell out your best interests like there are for our politicials. Your thoughts?