U.S. Motto

“In God we Trust.”

“In God we Trust” implies we only trust God and not others. We don’t trust others when we are not trustworthy.

In finance, trust is the ability and willingness to pay one’s debt. Ironically, the motto appears on US currency which, like God, will retain its value as long as we believe and often beyond the point of credibility. This is the placebo effect, the invisible glue that keeps a chair together after its nails have rotted. Best to be careful when sitting down on it, especially if we are overweight.