Chicago Public Schools, already $6 billion in debt, passes $700M borrowing plan 6-0: http://t.co/VtKXcya8rc— Heather Gillers (@hgillers) February 25, 2015
I discovered Heather by searching and clicking around the Chicago Tribune's site. Her Twitter feed was easy to find and scrolling down through time, she's produced one honest report of the school finances after another.
If you think awareness of government debt would make much of a difference in the fiscal trajectory of cities, states or the nation in general, her tweets and articles should give you pause.
Glenn Reynolds had a series a while back with the theme, wealth and income are markers of behavior. I'd suggest that debt and borrowing are markers of culture.