Public Distrust of Government in an Age of Market Failures

Reflecting on the current anti-government sentiment, Patrick Bresette—Associate Program Director of Public Works: The Dēmos Center for the Public Sector— calls for a need to rebuild trust in government by rebuilding trust in each other: finding shared goals, identifying common purposes and promoting the belief that problems can be addressed together. (This is one of a series of essays on the "Trust in Government" online forum hosted by Demos and the Democratic Strategist.)