The financial mess is a “teachable moment,” says the U.S. Treasury. From the LA Times:
See Sally. See Sally run from the bank. Run Sally run.
In the midst of one of the worst banking crises in decades, the U.S. Treasury Department today will launch a long-planned program to teach young Americans about credit and other financial matters.
TV and radio spots, online banners and a web site, featuring a game called Bad Credit Hotel, will spread the message. “The Treasury folks aren’t planning a similar program for the heads of financial institutions or government regulators,” the Times snarks.