Some might need one, others have already had theirs, but is the best way to receive this “education” really in the form of thirty-second TV spots from the Ad Council?
David Harsanyi attacks this difficult and mind boggling question with hilarious results in his article Lessons from dummies:
…Then there is the captivatingly useless U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s website, Mymoney.gov. Taking fiscal guidance from a tragically inefficient and irresponsible organization that runs trillions of dollars of debt is very much like taking seriously a 1990s-era spot from Motley Crue beseeching us not to use drugs.
This article, chock full of gems like the paragraph above, is well worth the read.
If you liked the article, be sure to shoot the author an email and tell him to keep up the good work. Also, if you liked the article, you might want to think about contacting the Ad Council by phone or email and politely asking them to stop wasting your tax dollars. But hey, that’s just my two cents.Published in