How is it that stocks can continuously break through to new heights daily while the country at large seemingly to new depths? On his Reformed Broker blog, Josh Brown has an exceptional post about the new American Gods---Google, Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Visa, and Salesforce to name a few---who have large moats around their businesses and have earned the trust and devotion of millions of customers, shareholders, and employees.  All this while our traditional institutions and political figures continue to fall further into obscurity.