Then, still deadpanning, Geithner reaffirmed his faith in a strong US currency.
That broke the ice, as his student audience burst our into large laughter.
“We have the deepest and most liquid markets for risk-free assets in the world. We’re committed to bring our fiscal deficits down over time to a sustainable level.
“We believe in a strong dollar … and we’re going to make sure that we repair and reform the financial system so that we sustain confidence,” he said.