Buying Bitcoin Is Like Buying Air
Buying Bitcoin Is Like Buying Air by Peter Schiff
TDC Note – But if you want to acquire gold or silver from his company he will happily accept bitcoin for the transaction. Does that make sense? Not to me.
On Sesame Street they teach the basics: how to count, how to spell, and how to make good decisions. Through a slight alteration of a classic 3 minute bit with Ernie (Burt’s easy going roommate), well known economist Peter Schiff teaches a valuable lesson about the perils of slick salesmanship and trading away money for nothing. In the original sketch, Ernie is scammed into buying air in a bottle by Lefty, the neighborhood con-puppet. Peter re-released the clip with one important change – he substitutes the word “air” for “bitcoin.” The result is a hilarious and pot-stirring perspective that’s sure to get people talking and who knows, maybe even thinking. Bitcoin enthusiasts will object that air and bitcoin are fundamentally different. Try explaining that to Ernie.