This is an excerpt from Chapter One of Dmitry Orlov’s newest book, "Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors’ Toolkit". Contrary to popular perception, collapse can create great opportunity. During periods of disruption and uncertainty, sweeping cultural change becomes possible, laying the groundwork for social, economic and political revolution. "The Five Stages of Collapse" provides a wealth of practical information and an optimistic perspective on surviving each stage of collapse with one’s health, sanity and sense of humor intact. In this excerpt on financial collapse, Orlov examines "The Untrustworthy and the Trustful".