Mary Poppins and the Banking Crisis

Any kid growing up in the age of Disney knows the story of how one nanny perched on a cloud changed the lives of the Banks family (no subtle surname for these characters).  What’s also been discussed of late by writers on both sides of the pond is how the famous scene concerning the run on the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, instigated by Michael’s refusal to offer his tuppence to the elder Mr. Dawes can teach a thing or two to today’s befuddled bankers.  Just don’t try and learn Dick Van Dyke’s abhorred cockney.  Here’s the scene for your inner-child’s viewing pleasure:


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