Watch Nick Gillespie Discuss the Public's Distrust of Government on CNBC Around 4:10 pm ET Today

| Editor Nick Gillespie is scheduled to discuss Americans' growing distrust of government on CNBC's Closing Bell today around 4:10 pm ET.

In his Daily Beast column last weekend, Gillespie wrote, "The more we learn about the government these days, the less we can trust it. Forget about the simple incompetence that used to fire up libertarian critics of an expansive government—that's a complaint that seems almost quaint given recent and ongoing revelations about official fraud and deception. It's looking more and more like the government tends toward evil and mean-spiritedness, and it's going to take real change to reverse eroding faith among citizens."