EDITOR NOTE: Frankly, I’m a bit horrified. I’m not sure how to preface this video of regular Americans preferring a free candy bar over a free 10oz bullion of silver. There’s no deliberation. No explanation. No second-guessing. Just a grab for the diabetes-inducing brown substance. Like an automaton of coded value hardwired into their physical response. It’s almost unbelievable--to the point of looking staged. Perhaps the video editor is showing only those who rejected the silver over the chocolate--and if so, I certainly hope that the larger majority of Americans chose silver over the chocolate. Can our fellow Americans possibly be that ignorant of the monetary values of a 10oz silver bar which currently has a value of around $262 based on the spot price? Perhaps the true reason why “America isn’t all that great again” is far from the arena of bipartisan politics or culture wars by category. Perhaps mainstream American culture is such that economic knowledge and learning have fallen into disrepute. Is that a harsh assessment? If so, watch the video for yourself. It’ll make you think that “America would be great again” if it weren’t for many Americans getting in its way.
Media analyst Mark Dice offers random people their choice of a Hershey chocolate bar or a 10 oz silver bar (Worth $150) in an experiment. You have to see what happened next!
Originally posted on Mark Dice