The Inversion of Influence

In sync with the emergence of a widening trust gap, the traditional pyramid of influence — with elites on top — has been up-ended. Today, influence decidedly rests in the hands of the mass population. The net result is a new phenomenon where the most influential segment of the population (or 85 percent of the population) is at the same time the least trusting.

This reality stems from the fact that “a person like yourself,” or an average employee, is far more trusted than a CEO or government official.

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