Sign of the Times

Infomercials no longer seem to be hawking schemes to get rich quick in real estate with no money down.  Now uber-snakeoil-salesman Kevin Trudeau has turned from hawking fake cures for diseases to telling people he has some secret way to get them out of debt without, you know, paying off their debts.  And this morning I was faced with a new one:  this book, 7 Steps to a 720 Credit Score, has its own infomercial.  I'd say consumer psychology has crossed the rubicon from schemer to saver.